Thursday, 21 June 2018

Mary

Good morning all!  Welcome to the start of day number eight.  We are starting out with the new Mary Festive Frame die set.  Mary is surrounded with five poinsettias interspersed with lovely swirls.  This set can easily be cut apart to use the flowers individually or layered up.   As shown in this sample, Mary has been doubled and layered for a more dense look.  You can also see how lovely it looks when layered up o the Eve die too.   I would love to hear what you think of this set. Is it your favourite?  Or do you have your eye on another set??  Just leave your comment and let me know.  The next post is scheduled at noontime today.  Hope to see you back here then.  All for now, Sue x


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154 comments:

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Fab new die.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
This is very different and I do like it. Bu I can't imagine any die could surpass Faith as my favourite
Pat x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous, really pretty to use alone or amongst other collections. As it mentions on the packaging "An Elegant Collection" what more needs to be said ?
Have a lovely day and look forward to spending lunch with you ☺ xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous die and the card is beautiful too.

Barbara V

hollyberry said...

What a beautiful card. Love this die set with its poinsettias.

lritchie said...

Beautiful new die Sue, just lovely

Lori from Canada

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this die is very elegant, really like the design with the flowers. I would love to add this to my festive stash, and hopefully I can maybe turn out some beautiful cards like yours. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Denise Bryant said...

So elegant in gold and white! Lovely card and a beautiful die!
DeniseB in CA

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and gorgeous die.
Very difficult to pick a favourite as the collection is so diverse and versatile.
B xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another lovely die set that goes so well with the Eve set which I have, so maybe I need Mary too! Love Jean xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card and, another beautiful die set.
I think Mary will sit nicely inside the hexagon too.
Sue I love them all.
Take care Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

OH now I do like this Sue simply stunning. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DeCor said...

Mary looks so good the wsy you doubled it up on your card. I had a favorite but now too many that I love!!! Been a super launch.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Oh Gosh! This is an un usual and very pretty frame. My list is getting longer and longer LOL!

I love the card you have made with it you are right the dies go so well together.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan Sayer said...

What a gorgeous die and card.
Jan
Northampton

Maria Illsley said...

A very unusual die.very unique but who doesn't love a poinsettia on a card xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a great way to start the day! The die and card are gorgeous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Debra K. said...

This feels like the best Christmas release you've had so far! Another fabulous die and card. Love how you can cut off the poinsettias and use it on any card. Debra x

hazel young said...

Wonderful card and die Sue xx hazel young nottm

Netty The Runner said...

Another absolutely stunning die and likewise stunning card.
Annette x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW what a beautiful die ,The festive frame Mary is beautifully designed . Its to difficult for me to pick which is my favourite as it keeps changing each day. To days card is stunning and I love how you have created the background.
Wendy , Pussycats

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,


Gorgeous card and simply fabulous Mary die.


Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx


Donita Naylor said...

Five poinsettias is an odd number, and five sides make a pentagon, and a pentagon, hexagon and octagon are just closer and closer approximations of a circle, but I'll leave Mary to the poinsettia fans.

My favorite is Eve. By far. She has got it going on!

After that the Frosty Snowflake Border, then Natalie, Angelina, Frosty Snowflake Corner, Happy Christmas, Silent Night.

Guilty pleasures are the Mosaic Frame and Baubles and the Snowy background.

Best to everyone,
Donita

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love this die it is so pretty and delicate, this collection is absolutely stunning Sue you really have excelled yourself again.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx#

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Well I just don't know what to say ....
Like Wendy ....I have a favourite.... then comes another one and that's my favourite.... it's just beautiful. And if needed you get 5 flower cuts at a time now that's good value. Your sample is lovely. Good luck with the new launch Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone this sunny but very windy morning. Good luck to everyone who comments today. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.





scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgeous frame set!!! These poinsettias look really fabulous! Love your card!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Mary is lovely and has great 'snipability' options. I'm struggling to pick a favourite, as all the new female named dies are GORGEOUS! Not surprising really as I'm known for my indecisiveness!x
Janice K AC Bucks

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card & Dies.

Michele

Sandra Holmes said...

Lovely Christmas die

sandyh(HULL)

Crafty Smudge said...

Good Morning Sue,
Mary is very beautiful, as my mum was called Mary.
Crafty Smudge

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,

A gorgeous die set, so pretty and your card is fabulous.
I now have a list of favourites which is so long that I am going to have to make a new list based on needs and would be nice to haves!!!!

Marion S x

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A exquisite card today with your beautiful Mary frame with beautiful poinsettias. This is a must have for me as my Mum was called Mary & poinsettias are my favourite flowers. Yvonne xx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Beautiful card and die.

TDQ Karen said...

This is lovely as my favourite Christmas image is the poinsettia, beautiful card xx

hettygarlick said...

Another beautiful die! I'm really loving these Festive Frames.

Scottydog said...

Beautiful & elegant, I think this is my favourite lady although it is a close run thing. My favourites keep changing & I’m getting quite confused! I like the way the poinsettias can be snipped & used individually, once again showing the versatility of your dies. Lovely card.
Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and different, I love how this sample looks From Lianne Morrison in the uk

Chris Curry said...

Wa beautiful card. The Mary die does look perfect with the Eve die but I bet it looks great on it’s own too, maybe two together and twisted? Thank you Sue. Xxx

jenny Briggs said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card and die for the first post this morning

Jenny (Newcastle Under lyme)

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Once again a lovely die that will prove versatile, I expect peoples wish lists are growing by the day.

Heather R Oxfordshire

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I think this one is stunning. Love the poinsettias and the fact that they will be so easy to layer up with just another pass through the machine. Really very pretty and great for quick cards. Love and hugs to all, Alison ( craftyalimecca) xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card, this die is beautiful, I definitely need this in my life. Gorgeous, can I also ask what is the name of the gold card you have been using fir this launch?

Thanks

Geordie Jan xx

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.
Luv
Karen xx

Lyn Cleasby said...

This is really pretty, Sue. Looks great layered up on the card you have created.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Oh my, this is such a gorgeous card. The pairing of Mary with Eve dies and the use of gold mirror, white and vellum and you have something truly fabulous. It's just perfect.

Beverly

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

I do adore Poinsettias on Christmas cards, such a classy look and you've just given me an easy batch making project for my cards this year! Excellent Stuff!

Croquet Queen x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Elegant

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

karenlotty said...

I was going to say exactly the same as Croquet Queen
Poinsettias are Christmas to me and this is excellent for batch making Do the Poinsettia dies match this I wonder
Karenlotty

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such an elegant card and the die is a winner for me as I love poinsettias on cards. Another super start to the day.
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely die and perfect for Christmas. I can see ways I might use this for both simple cards and for other more complicated cards. Brilliant

Maggie B from Pyrford xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, you really are spoiling us with all these lovely new dies xx

Anonymous said...

Gosh, this is such a beautiful and unusual die, I love it.
Hugs RAG TIME xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love, love, love this die stunning card.
Lydia
X

Wendy Downes said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful die set and card to start the day.
Wendy iow Downes x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful die and card
Saz xx

Anne said...

Another lovely die set perfect for batch card making, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful die to add to the collection, can easily snip away the poinsettias and use them.

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

Tressa said...

I don't have much imagination when it comes to the varied use of dies but I can see possibilities here with this attractive die. Very pretty card.

Teresa

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue. I'm on the right day for a change.
I love this card Sue, I think Mary spoke to me as soon as I saw her.
I love all of your dies but this one is now my favourite/ I wonder how long she will stay at the top of my list.lol
Hugs
Marie P.

Lilly said...

Yet another stunning set of dies, these are so striking. Lilly (Lilly's Craft Corner)

Craftcornucopia said...

I am truly honoured that the design I sent you from the 2016 collection inspired this gorgeous die. Mary has been added to my stash, and she will be well represented in my cards this year. Thank you Sue, so very much.

Diane in Wales xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue Mary is quite beautiful very pretty elegent I love it very useful I think this will be a must have for all is us thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Anything featuring poinsettias is a winner with me and this die set is a nice size too...lovely clean and simple card!

Izzy

stitchingranny said...

Its another lovely one Sue. But favourites so far, although difficult to choose, would have to be the Snowflake background, very closely followed by Eve and Faith. Oh and Natalie and the star background and lol they are all lovely xx

Hugs Helen - stitchingranny xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue this is lovely. Really like how you have layered it with the Eve die.
Wendy.x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
No, I cannot rack my brain to see who do I like best. By far the most! This is another lovely card. Beautiful.
Hugs,
Rose

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

this Mary die set is amazing and a bit different. I love it.
Your card is fabulous.

Rolf xxx

Glennis said...

I love how you have doubled the die - so pretty

Glennis in nz

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful and elegant card. Mary has poinsettias so there is no question that this is one that I will have to get, love her.

Frances

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
I do like Mary,how pretty she is,she makes a lovely card the amount of die's there are makes it hard to choose a favourite,but I think the Angel is way up there!
Best wishes
Karen Wings M

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card and die Sue
Gr Karin

Margaritaares said...

Lovely card!!!

Margaritaares said...

What dies did you use besides the mary festive frame?
Thanks

Anonymous said...

So much choice another to the list
Elizabeth Bennett

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning sue and everyone.
Well I'm finding it so hard to have a particular favourite for this collection. So far, all the new dies have been sublime and if i am lucky enough to win one,I would be pleased and honoured to receive any of them.
And of course, this die is no exception. It's beautiful. It looks so different on the card to on the packet. Or us that just me. Lol. Xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇For Your 2016 Wonderful Blog/🥇For Your 2017 Awesome Cutting Dies,
First Of All As The Lovely Lady Helen (Above) Mentioned All Your 2018 Festive Collection
Are Just Magnificent “I Want Them All” I Open Your Exceptional Blog Everyday Feeling
Like I’ve Won The Jackpot As You Share Your Superb Card Designs Plus Your
“Very Impressive 2018 Festive Cutting Dies” Just Having Your Fabulous Impressive Cards/ Plus Which
Cutting Dies They From, To Guide Me Is A Positive Plus, As Like Many I Keep This For My Records......................
This Mornings Card “Mary’ Is Just So Very Classic/Elegant/Rich/Opulent I Love How You’ve Cut Her Out
In Gold Also Adding “The Beautiful Eve Cutting Die” Cut Out In Coconut White Foundation Card
I Love The Poinsettias On “The Mary Die” You Could Re-Cut “The Mary Die”
Then Decoupage Each Of The Stupendous Poinsettias........................
Then You Added The Exceptional “Tis The Season” Sentiment I Need All “The Mini Festive Collection Dies”
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

Arlyn(O) said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card and die. I like these festive frames. Love the symmetry. A

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love this gold and white card and a stunning Mary die.
So elegant.
Kate from Kendal

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful elegant card with the lovely combination of Mary and Eve, hard to choose favourites but the list is long

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and die set. Your Mary die set is beautiful with the poinsettias and scroll detail.

Mary Jean Smith said...

Mary frame is festive, and a beautiful die. MaryJean Smith in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful die set. It will be so easy to snip some away and use them as extras on your card and they will match perfectly. Lovely card too. Still undecided as to which is my favourite as I do have quite a lot of favourites.

Love Helen xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Well isn't Mary so pretty she looks lovely paired with Eve but would look lovely on her own too so difficult to choose favourites they are all lovely!
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Nina Spear said...

Msny possibilities with this one x

rjsmusic said...

Love your dies and cards!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fab card and die

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Missed this on the pre-order and its gorgeous..beautiful post to showcase...

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Another pretty die set. When I saw this years Christmas dies on the web I didn't think I'd be tempted, your blog launch has brought them to life, I now have so many favourites. I have spent the morning playing with the mosaic bauble, cutting it, layering it, so many possibilities.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Best wishes
Dorianne (Pembrey)

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I'm 'wowing' again Sue at such a beautiful die set x Mary is fabulous and I love the way you have used her on your card x I'm a sucker for your poinsettia dies so guess which will be my first purchase ! Thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Pauline Austen said...

The poinsettias are a delight, but the whole die is so pretty. As Mary and Eve look so good together, it's got to be BOTH.
Looking forward to playing with 2018's Angel later as it arrived today. Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,
Absolutely love this die stunning!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
Great colours on this card. You know there is way to many that I like to choose a favorite. If I don't win one I am going to break the bank buying them all lol.
Lisa J in Victoria

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this die. love Jean Z xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really elegant card from this lovely die.
Doreen R

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card and die.
Rosemary xx

Jackie Durrant said...

What a beautiful die Sue and great that it is multi purpose by removing the poinsettia flowers. Love from Jackie xx

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning. Both card and die set.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really pretty die and I think it works really well doubled up as you have done on the card. How unusual to see a die based on the pentagon shape.

Dawn Holben said...

You can't have a festive collection without poinsettias and i love this, love the look of it doubled up with the previous gorgeous die.

Kirstie Black said...

Such a different style to what I have seen before. Just gorgeous. Engineergirl x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful die and card Sue.

Suemac said...

Absolutely stunning

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue

Another great card and lovely festive poinsettias who could resist them!

Craftychris said...

Lovely card and fabulous die set! Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Great die = like the colour combination too.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
I love this die and it goes so well with Mary, a must I would say
as my name is Eva and Maria so close enough.Lol
Hugs to all, Maria x

Mavis L said...


what a lovely die with the poinsettia.
really nice card. Mavis L x

ursula said...

My die like this arrived today, so guess what, gonna recreate it, beautiful....luv Ursula Longworth xx

CraftyPattyT said...

Beautiful card. Loving this new die. So intricate and all those poinsettias to play with.

CraftyPattyT

NancyR said...

Beautiful die.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

sued99 said...

Really pretty. I like the way you have stacked it on the card. X

Janet Wilson said...

Love poinsettias & love this die set, great card as always.

Janet Wilson in Menston

Rosie said...

Just simply stunning both your card and die, Sue.
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxxx

Sheila Barns said...

Always think of Christmas when I see a poinsettia A lovely card.

Leanne said...

WOW!! Your dies rock.
Leanne (SmileySun)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous !! I'm loving this die set, and having the poinsettia round the edges looks beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Clai01 said...

I think Mary has to be my favourite of the day as I love to see a poinsettia at Christmas also. Always prefer them red in a more natural state but this is very pretty too. x

dj from kettering said...



I also love poinsettias, and this is a lovely
example, still haven't got an out right winning
die set yet, it changes every day!!


Doreen x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
.....Another beauty here!!!.....
Love
Sam Thapa
xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely die set and a beautiful card.
Tooth Fairy Jo. xxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Another fantastic card and die
Love it

JOYFUL JOY Xx

Joan McKevitt said...

A Lovely card to start the day, Sue.....I love poinsettias, and use them as often as I can! :) Nanny Jo N Ireland

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Lovely die set.

Barbara in Carnwath

CCM said...

Gourgeous card and Mary has so much to offer.

Carmen-Dorothy/ Toronto

Kim.S.Salisbury said...

Another great card, beautiful

CraftyJo said...

Mary is gorgeous :)

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card and die Sue. Xx

Liz said...

Stunning card and a super die.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

Sandra Smith said...

This card is stunning! I love the die set and it's definitely a favorite !

Sandra Smith said...

A absolutely gorgeous card!

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and a die set that is beautiful too.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Anonymous said...

So unusual. Loving it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love the Mary frame.
Véronique L

susyjune said...

A fab card and die set

craftynanna said...

Mary is an absolutely lovely die the and the card is beautiful x Johanna Viking

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue and another great die set stunning. Laura O Springfield

MarilynJD said...

Love this, would make great small cards
xx

Eunice(Edmonton) said...

Mary is a very beautiful die Sue, she is among my favorites!!

Jomada-Dawn said...

Those poinsettias look lovely in gold - I'd like to see the centre of the die too ... maybe later in the launch?
Jomada-Dawn

BenteS said...

Beautiful poinsettias, and the frame is a gorgeous focal point for your card:))

Vie Carter said...

This is so pretty

Vie
x

Sunset Bay said...

This is beautiful xxx

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue! Yet another beautiful card. Love the Mary die.

rjsmusic said...

Love this die and your card!

Pawprintx4 said...

Mary is a favorite and I missed her initially. How delicate and lovely is Mary. She is on the list. The card is another perfect example.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous frame, love it. Card is too
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Narrowboat girl said...

Mary is a wow die Sue. Love the outer frame & the inner die looks very intricate, a winner all round

Diane King said...

Gorgeous x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, definitely a big WOW for this die, Mary is such a beautiful day I love the card you have created using her. Hugs Brenda XXX

Elizabeth Louise said...

Another stunner!


Cat Woman Elizabeth ;)

Craftyhugs said...

Love th8s die sue. So intricate and btw I love the names you use to call your dies
Shazzykins xx

Sarah Walsh said...

Another gorgeous card and love this die x

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card and the die looks lovely layered.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann