Saturday, 23 June 2018

Christmas Floral Stem

Hi there my crafty friends!  Welcome to the final day of the 2018 Christmas die blog launch.  We have three posts today and we are starting with the Christmas Floral Stem die set.  Shown here, you can see what a lovely accent it is to use around poinsettias on your cards.  There are two left and two right facing stems in the set so you will never have to fidget with them to get them to look the way you want.  They are easily nipped into smaller segments if desired too.  You know what to do now, there aren't too many chances left now to get your name into into the die drawings.  I would love to hear what you think about what you have seen so far.  The second post of the day will be along at 12 noon today.  I would love to see you back here then.  All for now, Sue x



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159 comments:

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
How useful will these little dies be, not just for Christmas.
I am enjoying this launch very much. I will be going shopping as soon as I have finalised my list - can't wait
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love these stems. They will be so useful. The card is gorgeous too.

Barbara V

Jacqui O A said...

Great little dies. Smart card.

Karen Drew said...

Love how delicate these leaves look. Will be very useful. Great card
Luv
Karen xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Absolutely beautiful card Sue. And I know its the Christmas launch but if this card was done in other colours....I can see christening cards.... holy communion...... Easter....... even the sad occasion we all hate doing which is sympathy. So yes again not just for Christmas. I still can't decide on a favourite.. they are call lovely. Sending best wishes to everyone. Good luck to everyone who comments today. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Both the 3 & 6pm samples yesterday were beautiful,
this is the collection that prove really useful to my collection something that can be used on any card at any time of year and this morning's sample shows just that - beautiful xxx

Teresa c said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
This is a beautiful card x
Those finishing touches are always the icing on the cake. It may have the word Christmas on the packet but these are definitely going to be 'all year round Floral Stems'.
Always quite sad when I see the words final day but I know all good things must come to an end. I will be back at 12 to view the penultimate offering of this spectacular launch x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

TDQ Karen said...

I love this card it is stunning and the little stems are just perfect xx

Jan Jay said...

Wow sue, what a stunning card so pretty x

Donita Naylor said...

Your greenery always wins me over. These will look good in any floral element any time of year, and I can just see them done in white and spraying out with all kinds of other greenery done in white. That's one of my favorite things you do. I also like when God does it in all colors of green.

Hey, Happy Summer!

I hope you are breathing a sigh of satisfaction knowing you are the pebble that sends an ever-widening ripple of love and beauty around the world. It's nice just to be a small part of it.

Congratulations, and enjoy your Saturday!

Donita

Jan Jay said...

Wow Sue, what a stunning card, its gorgeous x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

This is such a beautiful card in all respects. The sprays really set off the poinsettias beautifully and the tryptych window looks lovely here.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue,

Such a fabulous card to start the last day of the launch. The floral stem is so pretty and will be so useful throughout the year.

Marion S x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oohhhhh... How beautiful branches of leaves! Love their delicate feel! Lovely card with them!

Debra K. said...

Beautiful card! Love the Christmas floral stem, although it could be used all year through, it's so delicate and goes wonderfully with the poinsettias. Debra x

lindyloo12 said...

So handy to have dies that face right and left, as you said it saves a lot of time fiddling around with them, the card is beautiful Sue!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great start to the final day of a fabulous release. Your leaves really set of the poinsettias- very hand die
Hugs
Muriel x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and very useful does.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful addition to this years Christmas collection, can be used all year round, i like that idea.xx

Stay safe,healthy and happy hugs June Smith xxx xxx

Chris Curry said...

So pretty and delicate looking foliage, and I agree with others who say they can be used all year round. Thank you Sue. Xxx

Crafty Smudge said...

Good Morning Sue,
A stunning Christmas card, and would equally look good as a Wedding or Christening card with your Delicate Daisies sitting atop the floral stems. I love the versatility of this release
Crafty Smudge

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning card Sue, very pretty
Annette x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful and really useful die set. Gorgeous card.

Jan Sayer said...

I always love your accents and this is no exception.
Jan
Northampton

Snuffy Snoo said...

Morning Sue
This die set makes fab foliage!! Goes beautifully with the poinsettias....Great card!!
Can’t believe it’s the last day already!...it really goes so quickly....but it has been truly fantastic!
Love
Sam Thapa
xxxxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the dies, got these on a pre-order but the post has to be my favourite of the launch so far....ticks all the boxes for me....love it.

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Love these. On my list. Craftyclarew

Pussycats said...

Hello Sue and all.
WOW what a stunning Christmas card . I think Christmas Floral Stem dies would be brilliant addition to anyones die collections as they would come in so useful. I know they would works beautifully with your flower dies. Working again to day so will have catch back later.
Wendy, Pussycats

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this die set adorns many flowers and is a must have. How time flies by when you enjoy yourself (or I myself with many other Wilsonettes), can't believe it is the final day.
But we shall soon see you again on the silver screen,next week. What joy!
hugs,
Rose s

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, so elegant and the Christmas Floral Stem dies look gorgeous! Love Jean xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow my first thought was wedding card and then I read the sentiment, fabulous Sue. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card & a very useful set of Dies.

Michele

lydia jordan said...

Morning Julia,
Lovely card, and you can never have too many leafy sprays and flowers.
Lydia
x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card and the addition of those floral stem dies finish is perfectly. Another must have on my now very long list.

Maggie B from Pyrford xx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely heavenly!!!
Everything about this Christmas card is AWESOME!
Windows...divine, poinsettias...sublime and the floral stems are an absolute gem.
All the dies sit well together and compliment each other beautifully.
Sitting in front of that majestic window, you get the merest hint of foliage behind the poinsettias and BOOM! you have an explosion for the eyes!
For me, the best sample of the blog!

Croquet Queen x

hazel young said...

Stunning card and dies Sue xx hazel young nottm

Lyn Cleasby said...

Great leaf dies. Really like the different sizes. Such a beautiful card, Sue.

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning sue and everyone.
Well it's the last day already. The new launch has flown by.
These leafy sprays are lovely and so useful for all year round. A necessity for all. And your card is beautiful. I will be trying to emulate this for sure. Xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous set of dies and so versatile, I can see that these would be used all the time!
Hugs x
Heather T

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue,what a lovely card. This die set is so pretty and delicate, and its another one that can be used at any time. Am enjoying seeing how you have used the new dies, and that so many of them can be used throughout the year is brilliant.
Wendyx

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card to open the final day of this fabulous launch. All the dies showcased here are gorgeous. Xx

Leanne said...

Your dies are amazing. This one is pretty too.
Leanne (SmileySun)

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Delicate foliage die that will add detail to clusters of flowers and once again an all year rounder.

Heather R Oxfordshire

rosiejt said...

Your Finishing Touches are always so useful.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the die set not just for Christmas

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such an handy little die and beautiful card. love Jean Z xxxxx

Suemac said...

A beautiful card sample.

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with your beautiful floral stems which certainly set your poinsettias off. Yvonne xx

stitchingranny said...

This is a fab wow card which could be for any occasion with different words. Love both the flowers and the foliage and something you can never have too much of.


Hugs Helen - stitchingranny xx

Mavis L said...


Good morning Sue. What a fabulous card. Love it. Mavis L x

jenny Briggs said...

Lovely die

Jenny(Newcastle under lyme)

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous.
Hugs RAG TIME xxx

Lilly said...

A beautifully useful set of dies, I'm not just thinking of Christmas for this one either. Lilly (Lilly's Craft Corner)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely card and yes, those Floral Stems enhance the beauty of those vibrant poinsettias perfectly and you can never have too many foliage/leafy dies to choose from...

Izzy

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card and these floral stems are very pretty and will be exceptionally handy A real “go to” set for all year
Karenlotty

Jackie Durrant said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Having four pieces to cut at one time will make the floral stems so useful as quite a bit can be cut easily. Love from Jackie xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely leafy die set, the card is stunningly beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue - what a simply beautiful card this is. Just stunning. The floral stems will be another very useful die to own and really sets this card off.
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. just love it.
xx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Fabulous leaf set.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card for today. The leaf dies certainly give a lovely additional extra to your card. Useful leaf dies for lots of occasions. X

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card! These foliage dies will be so useful & by giving us 4 dies to cut at once you are making our lives so easy! Thank you Sue.

June Horrocks said...

Your card is stunningkjust beautiful I love it this launch is beautiful you must be so proud
We are !!!!!
See you st twelve thank you dear sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Wendy Downes said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card and great die set.
Wendy iow Downes x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
An elegant card and love the foliage.
Kate from Kendal

Susan Battensby said...

The foliage just sets off the poinsettias beautifully and could be used all year round, very useful die set.
Your new dies are all lovely but my favourite has to be the very cute robins, they are the first on my list definitely.
x

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue. You must be breathing a sigh of relief as you are reaching the end of this gorgeous launch.
It is so good that many of them are all rounders (including this one)
I wont even try to pick a favourite as each and every one carries love and excellence.
Well Done Sue.
Cheers.
Marie P.

Glennis said...

Great foliage dies, and not just for Christmas!

Glennis in nz

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a beautiful and very useful die set.
Your card is amazing.

Rolf xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A lovely addition to your floral dies

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous foliage Sue x they look beautiful with the poinsettias and I can see these being used all year with all your other stunning flowers x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Foliage is always useful and this all year rounder is another winner! Beautiful card!
Doreen R

BenteS said...

All your foliage dies are so pretty and versatile, and this one is no exception.
And the card - so elegant and beautiful; love every detail of it :))

dj from kettering said...



Love this card again today, Sue, and the foliage dies
will be used all year!!
Shame it's the last day too,



Doreen x

Cdteach said...

Such pretty stems, these are a real must for my growing collection of greenery.

Jan

Craftcornucopia said...

I can now see how useful these little sprigs can be. Now on my list.

Sue, it has been a wonderful die launch. I have been busy cutting out pieces and looking at the different combinations I can make. I have seen a sneak peek of a 3D poinsettia embossing folder. Do let us know when it will be available, please.

Diane in Wales xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and dies. Your Christmas Flora Stem dies add the finishing touch to the poinsettias.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card and such a useful finishing touch!
Rosemary xx

Jayona said...

I’m such a fan of flowers and leaves and this is no exception. Fantastic card.

Liz said...

Fabulous card! Love this versatile set of dies, perfect for cards for lots of different occasions.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

Kirstie Black said...

What useful dies and could be used all year round. Engineergirl x

Anonymous said...

Delicate flourishes lovely
Elizabeth Bennett

Sunset Bay said...

What a card to start the final day. Absolutely love it xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful card lovely leafy due set which can be used all year round
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Kate's Cards said...

I love twiddly widdly bits and can also see a spot crying out for a little Card Candi!

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely stunning card.

Love this die, so useful for every occasion.


Lol Barbara W (WORCESTERSHIRE) xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous set of dies that will be useful all year round! Beautiful card! Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

ursula said...

One of those must have dies, always come in so useful...lovely card Sue....Craftychris where in Bournemouth are you, I am in Verwood......Luv Ursula Longworth xxxx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hello dear lady.
It's been a while since I've commented here sorry but It's been a hard few years but I'm starting to get things under control a bit and even started papercrafting a little again.
Anyway I see your fabulous creations on my Pinterest feed and manage to catch your products on Hochanda too so I had to come by and say Congratulations. Wow, how your designs have grown and your brand developed. I'm so pleased for you, you deserve it.
Your cards have always been amazing and your dies are always what I call crafter friendly dies. Cut in, cut out, cut right, cut left. Make frame or aperture, make shaker or gel bubble... You try always to make your dies versatile and variable (I have nicknamed them your "Variway" or "Meniway" dies. Variway dies cut in or out, cut aperture or frame and Meniway dies do all the above with added bonus of facing left & right too).
Since you first developed your style of dies I've noticed how others have followed your lead. How thrilling for you. May you be a market leader for many many years to come.
Best wishes Linda Burrows xxxx

CraftyJo said...

Again, this isn't a 'just for Christmas' die - looks very versatile.

I've enjoyed all your 'releases' so far - as always! Still don't know where you get your ideas from to keep bringing us all such lovely temptation. :)

hettygarlick said...

A very useful die and I just love the card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and dies Sue
Gr Karin

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Love these leaves!

Jeannie D
Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I think your Christmas floral stem would work with any of your flowers at any time of year, they are lovely and what a beautiful card too

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Joanne Williams said...

Another beautiful card. I totally agree that having stems going in opposite directions is so much easier than fussing with ones going the same way.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For Your Wonderful Blog/🥇For Your Famous Cutting Dies
Sue, First Of All I Would Just Like To Mention You Must Be Extremely Happy
With The Positive Comments About Your “Magnificent Festive 2018 Cutting Dies” Also
The Most Magical Cards Which I Personally Feel I’m A Winner Each Time I Open Your Tremendous
Blog.................
Today’s Card Is Just Phenomenal Where You’ve Shared With Us “THE CHRISTMAS FLORAL STEM”
Also Adding The Beautiful Poinsettias Plus “The Triptych Die” Then The Exceptional “Silent Night Sentiment”
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Your Magnificent Cards
Also I Would Just Like To Say A Huge Welcome Back To Linda (Lindyloo)
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

graham Brand said...

Gorgeous card! These stems are so dainty and light and airy .
They are sure to get used a lot!
Sharon in Toronto

Pauline Austen said...

Great addition to any flowers which we may use on our cards all year round. Gorgeous card Sue. My husbands favourite even when I explained that you didn't get all of the dies needed to make it. Just might be our go-to Cahristmas card this year providing he shows me his 'plastic'. lol Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
Very nice classic Christmas card.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I love these little but oh so useful dies, as I do all of your finishing touches dies. They are what finish off a card or project perfectly.

I love the card too, it’s really nice.

Love Helen xxx

Sharron Lonsdale said...

Lovely dies as always, and perfectly timed for making lots of Christmas cards.

Sharron (the cookie monster....)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. All the dies you have used are amazing. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

STELLA MUNN said...

Lovely additions to my die collection- and not just for Christmas . Thanks sue xx

CraftyPattyT said...

These are great dies, especially as they go in opposite directions. It makes it so much easier to get a balanced card. The card is beautiful, very classy.

CraftyPattyT

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this beautiful card and I am reminded of a floral arrangement on an altar. The Christmas Floral Stem design is lovely and open and I do like that the dies cut both ways.

Frances

Arlyn(O) said...

Afternoon Sue, Great card, really Christmasy. Love the little floral leaf dies too. All year round. A

Agnes (Scotland) said...

This has to be one of my favorite cards

just love this die it will be so useful

Sue MacFall said...

What an elegant Christmas cards - love the dies you have put together, thank you Sue

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue, this collection is fabulous thank you for bri gi g these gorgeous dies tonus all.

Geordie Jan xx

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue! Gorgeous card. Love this Die - so versatile. Can be used Year round!

Eunice(Edmonton) said...

These dies would make a nice addition to any card Sue. Love your card very inspiring!!

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
Very pretty floral stem. Look great behind the poinsettias.
Lisa J in Victoria

Chantal said...

Great leaves, nice card.
Hugs, Chantal S

Lynda's craft's said...

Another useful Die Sue & I love your card.
Hug's Lynda xx

Janet Wilson said...

Lovely die, looks great on your card

Janet Wilson in Menston

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, pretty greenery for Christmas

Lori from Canada

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the way these go both directions, so useful x

Denise Bryant said...

Love these floral stems! Pretty details!
DeniseB in CA

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another very useful Finishing Touch that can be used all year round.
The leaves look very pretty on your lovely card!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A fabulous card, and these stems are so pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosie said...

A lovely card and flourish to finish the card off. Really pretty
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxx

Sandra Holmes said...

So useful

Jomada-Dawn said...

This is another very pretty card, and so Christmass6 - yet these floral stem dies aren't really Christmassy at all, so they'll get plenty of use all year round. Lovely to have them both left and right facing, and in different sizes - it all adds to the versatility. Another great design.
Jomada-Dawn

Judy Hollers said...

The Christmas Floral Trim is just the right touch for this beautiful card. The die will be very useful. xx Judy Hollers

Sandra Smith said...

This card is lovely. I really like the pop of color provided by the spray.

NancyR said...

I really like these leaves. They nicely match the tree die. They would work for all year around.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This leavy die set would make a lovey addition to anyones collection
Margaret x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love the card and these beautiful dies, you can never have enough of these dies
and i can imagine they are going to appear in everyones collection. x
Fantastic that they are in pairs too x

Sheila Barns said...

Lovely foliage die set.

Tressa said...

Lovely die set for any-season use used on this pretty card

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card and a lovely foliage die.
Tooth Fairy Jo. xxx

Karen Wings M said...

Hi Sue
Love these die's love using this sort of die for finishing touches,really nice card.
Best wishes
Karen Wings M

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue
Fantastic foliage dies, great for all year round.

Barbara in Carnwath

DeCor said...

Love your card. These finishing touch's are so perfect. And once again can be used for more than just Christmas.

Joan McKevitt said...

I KNEW it would be worth the wait!! You always keep the best til last, Sue! Your finishing touches are always perfect.....I love them! Nanny Jo N Ireland

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
These sprigs are a lovely addition to my ever growing collection of foliage. They finish of a card with flowers beautifully.
Hugs.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and fantastic finishing die. It would be so useful for any time, love foliage dies.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Littlelamb said...

Can use these dies all year round. A very versatile die. Thank you Sue.

CCM said...

The card is beautiful and the Christmas Floral Stem die set is a necessity. These pretty, delicate and versatile leaves won a place on my wish list.

Carmen-Dorothy/ Toronto

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card and the Floral Stem dies will be useful any time of the year.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the dies used and so useful all year round as well

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx
Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,
Love this die, it's an all rounder for me very versatile,would put blobs of glitter or gems on the end, Stunning card too.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Nina Spear said...

Very useful, making a lovey card but easily an all year rounder xx

Owlish said...

HI SUE
These are really useful l have the older style ones and love using them great card

JOYFUL JOY Xx

Pesdagal said...

What a lovely church effect this makes for christmas
what's the other die called
thanks
Helen

Kim.S.Salisbury said...

Love these new stems, great accent to your cards

Vie Carter said...

I love these little die sets, so useful and beautiful card

Vie
x

Pawprintx4 said...

The little twigs and berries are another flexible addition to a floral accent. The card is lovely.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic die set always need the added extras in a card. Laura O Springfield

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love this card, and again, if I have commented twice... don't think so on today's... apologies. Hard to get on line because of the mountains.

Diane King said...

Very useful die, not just for Christmas great card x

Maria Illsley said...

Love them and they can be used all year round xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. This Stem Die will be a great all year round favourite, it is beautiful adding an essential touch off foliage without trying to dominate the floral element. I Love It. Hugs Brenda xxx

Elizabeth Louise said...

Another....any time of year die....so useful...

Cat Woman Elizabeth ;)

craftynanna said...

Lovely die and card x Johanna Viking

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a wonderful card, and a very well thought out die design, this would be perfect to make mistletoe based designs. Bx

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card and very useful dies not just for Christmas
With Best Wishes
Elaine Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty accents. I love the fact that you include left and right facing versions.
Véronique L