Sunday, 17 June 2018

Netted Star Background

Hi bloggers!  Welcome to the start of day number four.  We are showcasing the new Netted Star Background during this blog post.  This is a 5" background that has no cutting edge to you can give it whatever sized border you desire.  It is also expandable in that you can cut and move this die as it lines up perfectly with the previous cut area.  As shown here, I have made it into a rectangular shaped background.  It also looks so pretty with tiny pearls at all the star junctions!  Leave your comment on this post to be entered into this drawing.  The second post will be at 12 noon.    All for now, Sue x
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176 comments:

Liz said...

Fabulous background die, so useful for lots of different occasions. I love this card, so elegant.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue

I hope you are well. I love this pretty background and the lovely card that you have made with it. I can see this one definitely being added to my stash.

Enjoy your day my friend

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan.moogie said...

OMG another must have absolutely adore this on Sue . hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CCM said...

What an elegant card this morning! The new Netted Star Background is really beautiful.

I noticed that you used again my favourite die set of this new Festive Collection...

Carmen-Dorothy/ Toronto

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, Happy Sunday and to any male family crafters - Happy Fathers Day.

This is a background die that can be used all year round and it's really pretty, in fact it's a pearls or pvc feux pearl heaven and your sample highlights this die perfectly.
May your day be happy fun and full of laughter xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this background and it was the first item I pre-ordered as with the previous post a pearl or drop heaven and was what made me want it.

As always the post is beautiful to showcase a wonderful die.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the texture and detail this adds to your beautiful card!
DeniseB in CA

Jen said...

This is a really pretty die and could be used all year round not just for Christmas.
Jen from Bognor

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh WOW, and double WOW, you have excelled yourself with this design of new background die, the possibilities are popping up in my head already, it is amazing.

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

Anonymous said...

Oh my what a beautiful card, this is stunning gorgeous die again so versatile xx

Geordie Jan xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous die, very useful and able to be used for so many different occasions. I love the card too.

Barbara V

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love this background die it is stunning as so versatile I can see lots of uses for this one it's a must have for me I think.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

What a fantastic start to day four!
I'm absolutely loving these new backgrounds, they're SQUARE!!!!
My cards are always square (my OCD likes even)and this beauty is sheer perfection for my 6x6.
This is the second background that's got my heart racing, I just can't wait to get crafting!
And again you've given the double whammy...an all year rounder!!
This one goes straight to top three 'must haves'.
Uber excited!!

Croquet Queen x

Clai01 said...

Fantastic background die, I just love it! x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty die,and beautiful card.
Take care Kitty Davies.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous background die Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

So pretty and I do like the little details a real winner xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another very useful die. I do like it when you can expand a background and the dies are easy to line up. Beautiful card! Love Jean xxx

Lyn Cleasby said...

Fabulous die, lots of possibilities! Clearly I am going to have to retire to spend more time creating!

Karenladd said...

Oh, I love that this one has no border edge and can be cut into the background. So many great possibilities for design.
karenladd in California

Tina Couper-Marland said...

Oh love the elegant netting effect.
Definitely a "go to" die with so many possibilities.

Best wishes
Tina from West Ozzie

Chris Curry said...

What a gorgeous card and beautiful background die, another must have Sue. Thank you. Xxx

hollyberry said...

This background die is amazing. A really beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty background, looks great! from Lianne Morrison in the uk

Debbie Smith said...

Absolutely gorgeousxx

Donita Naylor said...

If we use this, people won't believe we made our cards. I'll barely be able to believe it myself.

How do you know what we could never have dreamed?

This is like a finer version of the Twinkle Frame, which I also couldn't resist.

(Nice to see California and Arkansas helping to represent North America.)

Happy Father's Day to everyone who had or found a Dad.

Your only Donita,
In Rhode Island.



Anonymous said...

Lovely die Sue and what an outstanding card it has made. Loads of possibilities for this! xx

Maggie B from Pyrford

Marion Scott said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous Sue as is your card in blue and white.
This is a must have and not only for Christmas use. It's lovely that it is square but can be made into a rectangle easily.
Marion S x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning background that I can see will be used throughout the year, the pearl accents are a beautiful addition. Another one for my wishlist! X
Janice K AC Bucks

hazel young said...

Wonderful card and die Sue and not just for Christmas x xhazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and very useful, versatile die.
B xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This has just shot to the top of my must have list it's perfect

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Another WOW ! background, love the pearls, this is a background to use all year and to really set up our cards. Love the colours, sentiment and of course the poinsettias, really lovely card
Can't wait for the rest of todays beauties

Hugs

Muriel x

Debbie Smith said...

Simply stunning. I predict this will be one of the top sellers. So different and pretty, Debbie from Broadstairsxx

hettygarlick said...

That's beautiful and a gorgeous card too.

Suemac said...

A great die.

rosiejt said...

What a brilliant die - so useful!

Cally said...

Is there a link showing how to change the "shape" of the background die please? I don't understand how to "reduce" or "increase" the size of these background dies, but I would love to know! Many thanks :-)

Christine said...

What a pretty all rounder die, so useful for many occasions.
Christine (Andypandy) x

Anne said...

I have a new favourite! What a beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Elizabeth Louise said...

Very nice...another really delicate one...ve y pretty sample

Cat Woman Elizabeth ;)

Karen Drew said...

Can see this one used not just for Christmas. It’s stunning
Luv
Karen xx

Pauline Austen said...

Gorgeous card Sue, you've given us yet another die that 'isn't just for Christmas'. It's definitely a 'must have'. Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

Jan Sayer said...

What a beautiful background die, Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card and background die. Usually make square cards so this is ideal. Thank you.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Stunning x
How can a simple background get me so excited? Well when it is a Sue background of course!
This is such a fantastic background. Let's face it, every card needs a background and this one is going to be so well used x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning sue and everyone.
Another stunningly beautiful card Sue and once again I love your colour choice.
Well this die is a must. It's so useful for every occasion and I know it will become a regular background for me. It also complements last year's star background, (which I also use a lot) Thanks sue. Can't wait to see the next one. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a stunning background die this is and the card is beautiful - love the white poinsettias. This is a definite must-buy for me. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Beautiful card with a gorgeous background which will be so useful all year round.
Such a good idea that it can be extended!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

karenlotty said...

A lovely opulent card that really showcases the background die I love that it is a square background as 6x6 7x7 and 8x8 are my go to sizes
Karenlotty

Wendy Downes said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card and die set. Another must have die set.
Wendy iow Downes x

FoxyG Gilly said...

Fabulous background die. Very useful.

dj from kettering said...



Another wonderful die to start the day, I can see
this being a "go to" favourite,


doreen

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love this background and all the tiny pearls in between. Another die we can use after Christmas also. Another great thing is that we can extend it. And your sample card this morning is simply stunning Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Good luck to everyone who comments today. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card & a fantastic background Die.

Michele

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and a really useful die,
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic background die this is a must have,
Love the card too.
Lydia
X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a fabulous die, I can see myself using this one over and over again so yet another one for the must-have list...loving all your backgrounds so far...

Izzy

gwen70 said...

Wow what a beautiful background

Lilly said...

This card is so beautiful, just my type of card and the die really does make it so special. I can definitely see this die making it's way onto non-Christmas cards. Lilly (Lilly's Craft Corner)

Netty The Runner said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous Sue as is the die.
Annette x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Great to use for lots of cards. Really like it.

June Horrocks said...

What a background so so useful and you card is fantastic sue another must have for me thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Sandra Holmes said...

Love background dies

Sandyh(hull)

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card with a beautiful background die that will be ideal for many occasions.Yvonne xx

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, and the background die is gorgeous.
Can imagine many ways to use it :))

Anonymous said...

Beautiful background, so versatile. Gorgeous card. Hugs RAG TIME xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card, and this is such a beautiful background. Not just for Christmas.
Hugs,
Rose

Scottydog said...

Well this background is a MUST have, not just a need! So useful all year round. Thank you Sue.

Morwenna Glover said...

This back ground looks fabulous and very versatile!
Morwenna Glover x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card the background die is very pretty & can be used throughout the year another to add to my wanted list
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW what a beautiful card this morning , The Netted Star Background gives such amazing effect. I love how this die is square and you can extend the die. I think this is one of the dies that you will be able house all year round.
Wendy, pussycats

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

this is a stunning background die... so useful not only for christmas.
Your card is fantastic as ever.

Rolf xxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

WOW! love this die so much it has gone to the top of Wish list.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

stitchingranny said...

Oh WOW yet another stunning die Sue. I always think nothing can get better than this and you come along with another release and they just keep getting better and better. What else can we say but Wow as I for one end up lost for words.

Hugs Helen - stitchingranny xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssss Sue
Gr Karin

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow. I love the background. Must get this one for my stash.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and die. Your netted star background die is beautiful.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow Sue ! This is soooo pretty x I love it x another die that can be used all year too x Absolutely stunning card , it's beautiful x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Sandra Smith said...

This has to be a favorite card! Amazing background die!

Kate's Cards said...

Brilliant background! Xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card and die a must have . love Jean Z xxx

Glennis said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful die

Glennis in NZ

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This die is certainly another must have. It looks as though it is going to be so versatile.

Lisbeth(from Beckenham)

Craftcornucopia said...

I've had dies in the past, from other designers, that promised this sort of effect, that disappointed.

This die will deliver. Thanks Sue.

Diane in Wales xx

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card and background die. A very versatile one too. Wonderful. Xx

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. What a goreous die love everything about
the card beautiful. Mavis L x

redfox said...

Wow, this is yet another sure fire winner. And it goes without saying that this could be used for so many different occasions. What's next I wonder? Love to all, Sarah

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

A wonderful die, love that it is extendable.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇For Your Blog 2016 🥇For Your Cutting Dies 2017
Sue, “Oh My Word” Another “Magnificent Magical Card” I Love The Colour Combination
Also The Luxurious Cutting Dies You’ve Used
The Main Die This Morning Is “The Nettted Star Background” (I Need/Want This Die Which I’ll
Purchase Next Month) It’s So Extremely Striking Plus Very Versatile It Can Be Used All Year Round
I Love “The Silent Night Sentiment” Beautiful Font, You’ve Also Added (I Do Believe “The Angelina Die”
Cut Out In White Backed In Blue, Possibly Cut In Half, Also “The Beautiful Natalie Die” Then There’s
“The Truly Exceptional Exquisite Overlay/Ornament Die Set” I Think???? I May Be Wrong...)
Sue, Thank You For Sharing All The Magnificent Cards With Us They Are All Masterpieces, Like I’ve
Mentioned Before We Are All Winners As You Share All Your Tips/Techniques Plus All Your Knowledge With Us
I For One Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much..........
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

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card made with this fabulous background Die, love it

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue, a really pretty background and card
Saz xx

jenny Briggs said...

Morning Sue

Fantastic die and great card

Jenny(Newcastle under Lyme)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous background die and card. Very useful that you can extend it.
Kate from Kendal

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and the Netted Star Background is gorgeous and definitely not to be kept just for Christmas. I, like others, love the square dies as they are my ' go to' card shape.

Frances

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely start to the day, such a beautiful background and so useful all year round.
x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card...I can see this die being useful all year round.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Love love love it one for the list
Elizabeth Bennett

Crafty Cruiser said...

Oooo - this is a stunning card made with this fabulous year round die. Love it!
Doreen R

Leanne said...

Ooh! This is so gorgeous. I love it.
Leanne (SmileySun)

rjsmusic said...

Love the background die!!

Babs Newman said...

Hi sue, what a gorgeous card, fab does it all die. babs bruciesbabe.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue stunning card today. Love this Die & the fact you can extend it makes it so versatile
Love Lynda xx

Agnes (Scotland) said...

just love this will have to order it

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
As they say - " I die is just not for Christmas"

How pretty is your card - this is a must-have die
Pat x

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue I do like this background die it really is a great die to have in our craft collection dies, so versatile. Another one for the wish list.
Wendyx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue
Beautiful design and die one word stunning.
DI DI From broadstairs Kent

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Another fabulous die. This one stands out, not only beautiful, but also expandable how good is that.
Best wishes
Dorianne (Pembrey)

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Well, yet another favourite! I love this background die, especially as you can extend it too. It’s so pretty. I love the card too it’s gorgeous.

Love Helen xxx

graham Brand said...

This is a beautiful background and I can see using
it for more than Xmas cards!
Sharon in Toronto

CraftyPattyT said...

The netted star background is wonderful. So pretty yet versatile. I would use this all year round. Great card too. Very special.

CraftyPattyT

Jackie Durrant said...

So many elements making up this beautiful card and the background die will be so versatile as it can be shaped to suit any project. Love from Jackie xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous background love the card, it’s amazing.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous background die!! Love how you used it on the card!

Karen Wings M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,very elegant,love the background die.
Best wishes
Karen Wings M

Nana on the Hill said...

Fabulous die Sue, what a gorgeous card to show it off too, love it x
Gail R.

Anne Crawford said...

Pretty card, fabulous background die!
Anne xo

Debra K. said...

Another fabulously useful die for any occasion! Lovely card too. Debra x

Arlyn(O) said...

Afternoon Sue, Love this background like last year its very useful and have lots of ideas. Congratulations on a great set so far. Beautiful card. A

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. Background dies are so useful. This one can be used all year round. Not just Christmas.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
Oooo another great background die. Very versatile too.
Lisa J in Victoria

Rosie said...

Stunning card and a fabulous back ground die, Sue...
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning background die!
Hugs x
Heather T

Eunice(Edmonton) said...

This is an amazing die Sue, love the fact that you can expand it so easy!!

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I do like this background die.

Teresa

Dawn Holben said...

I love background dies and this one is stunning too, i really appreciate how you design them so we can extend them. Makes it such value for money knowing this can be done.
Also makes it another one that i really need x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow this is a fabulous die. It is such a lovely background and will be so useful for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

CraftyJo said...

Lovely background die :)

Kirstie Black said...

Again a useful versatile die. Engineergirl x

Stef B said...

A gorgeous card and gorgeous background die. I'm new to die cutting and realising I could do with a background die. I think you could use this one for many occasions it's really delicate and so pretty.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A very good background die, I tghink it would cut down as well as expand
Margaret x

Janet Wilson said...

Wow! Fantastic background die, and great that it can be extended.

Janet Wilson in Menston

ursula said...

This has got to be one of my favourites, so much that can be done with it, the card is so so pretty....luv Ursula Longworth xx

Sheila Barns said...


Background dies are so very useful. beautiful card.

Joan McKevitt said...

Stunning background die, Sue!! I love it! Nanny Jo N Ireland

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and such a pretty background die and so versatile

Lori from Canada

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Woweeeeeeee !! I absolutely love this die, it looks stunning here on your card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Great background die....so many different uses!!!
Love
Sam Thapa
xxxxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. That die is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I love a good background die and this one ticks all the boxes.

Barbara in Carmwath

Sunset Bay said...

I love this beautiful background Sue. Truly a classic and love the card you’ve made with it xx

Craftychris said...

Cool die and gorgeous card! Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous background die and being square it ticks my box!
Tooth Fairy Jo. xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a magnificent card that just speaks to me. I love how you have used so many of your dies to make this one. The focus of this card, the Netted Star Background is going to be one of those dies that gets used over and over and not just for Christmas. I really like that we have the option of making it as large as we want. And since I love using pearls in my cards, I can just see them popping up on this one.

Beverly

craftynanna said...

Beautiful lovely die will create gorgeous cards like this one x Johanna Viking

Laura O' Connor said...

this is another fantastic die and has made a fantastic fabulous card ,Laura O Springfield

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card. The Netted Star Background die is a real beauty. I'm enjoying this launch so much because I binned all the pre-order emails. Every day is bringing me my first look at your gorgeous new dies.

Judy Hollers said...

This Netted Star background die is beautiful and could be used for occasions other than Christmas. It adds lots of texture tp the card/ xxx Judy Hollers

Anonymous said...

Fabulous die and very versatile too. AliJ Sussex.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous background for a card. Love this die, so useful not just for Christmas.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, mmmmm, I think I have just found my new favourite die. Great design and brilliant card. Bx

Viki Banaszak said...

What a gorgeous card! I love this die!!!

Craftyhugs said...

I'm always so starstruck at your stunning cards. Beautigul colours and style and the die is just Awesome! Shazzykins H

Elaine said...

This is positively a MUST HAVE background die. Can't wait 'til they're available.

Elaine S in Florida

Anonymous said...

Pretty! This looks like a standard, classic. Love it!
Gina in SC

Kim.S.Salisbury said...

One of my favourites so far, love white on white and anything with blue in it

Vie Carter said...

Great card and this grid die would be used for all year not just Christmas

Vie
x

Jayona said...

Love, love, love this background die, Sue

Elizabeth Louise said...

Lovely...and not just for Christmas

Cat Woman Elizabeth;)

Angela said...

That background is so simple but really effective. Love it.
Ange M Carr. Rochdale

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a very useful die. So flexible both in sizing and design. I want!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jomada-Dawn said...

What a great background die, and I like that it's edgeless, Another great design.
Jomada-Dawn

Nina Spear said...

Beautiful bavkgroubd and another one not just for Christmas x

lindyloo12 said...

Another lovely card, I love the background die.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely die Sue. This one is an all year round die xx

DeCor said...

Beautiful background die. Love how it is subtley in the background yet is a wow.

Theresa Pace said...

this is just a constant go to die, hugs xx

mossyP said...

Sue, I'm new to your blog but have used your dies and other products for a number of years now. This is a stunning background die and once again you have outdone yourself with this design.

NancyR said...

Absolutely beautiful background die. So many uses.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
A very opulent card and loving the star background die brilliant

JOYFUL JOY Xx

Crafty Smudge said...

Hi Sue,
Another "worker" die... I love your background dies.... they are so versatile, detailed and intricate... Great that you can re-size it too
Crafty Smudge

Jeannie Donnelly said...

This one I think is my favourite, it's in the basket already, just waiting next pay day. 😁

From Jeannie D
Xx

susyjune said...

Fab die cant have too many backgrounds

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely background effect.
Véronique L

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue!
Gorgeous card and a must have background Die.

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
This is a fabulous background die and very useful. it has helped make a stunning card.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann