Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Fancy Octagon Card


Hello crafters!  I just love octagons and these are just so versatile.  The video will give you some ideas about how to mix and match them to create a lovely card.











































 The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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74 comments:

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I too love the Octagon's and this sample is wonderful, have watched the video and it is so informative, thank you.

Well what do you all think of this weather then, me I find it awful but I know we mustn't complain, everyone is suffering in one way or another, just do what the authorities advise and keep out of the mid day sun, drink plenty of water, wear a hat if you do have to do out and if you can just chill out, anything strenuous will make you hotter, so that means that I can hopefully finish off some crafting projects that have been sitting on my table for a while, is anyone else like me with lot's of things on the go at once.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, I love the octagon's.
I love this weather,and like June I always have more than one project on the go.
Take care and keep cool, while having fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, the octagon dies are one of my favourites and your card is so beautiful

Marion S x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. It's really beautiful. I've not got any of these larger dies, can't manage them financially I'm afraid but I do really love what all these talented crafters do with them. Off to watch you put this gorgeous sample together. Hope you have a good day stay cool if possible xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I have the classic adorned octagons and love them.
We are in Lynton, North Devon for a few days. It is cooler! The temperature is low 20s Celsius for the next couple of days.
B xx

Jan.moogie said...

One of my favourite dies is the octagon and that makes this card awesome Sue add a fabulous tutorial and hey presto, perfection. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely and feminine card, love the teeny flowers. I don't have the Octagon dies yet. Will catch the video later. Have a great day everyone. Bx

rosiejt said...

Lovely card! Super die set!

Clai01 said...

fabulous die set and fantastic card. x

Netty The Runner said...

Looks lovely Sue, catch video later.
Annette x

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card this morning! Love the Sophia dies, really lovely, and those tiny little flowers, so cute. Debra x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I also love the versatility of your octagon dies and this design shows how beautiful they are. The cutwork detail is so pretty.x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card,love the pale colours.

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Beautiful card today and i just love those octagon dies they really make the card stand out stunning! Love the little pearls and flowers to finish off with as well.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Great card, the video explained all so well again.
I really like the octagon dies and often think of starting to get some of them then get sidetracked by a new release like your fabulous Christmas release for this year. Have now watched your 4 shows on Hochanda on rewind and really enjoyed them, so full of hints, tips and inspiration.
My favourites are the mirror gold and silver Believe and Night before Christmas frames and Santa riding through that fabulous holographic sky.
We are having good winter if there is such a thing at the moment, up to 20-22 deg C during the day but down to 0 deg C at night. Very hard to get your thermostat working properly lol !!

Hugs
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

Love the different effects on each layer x

CraftyCoffey said...

WOW-such a beautiful card. Love the colour combination.

Michele

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card this morning again Sue. I absolutely love these dies and have the hexagon's but so far have not been able to afford these too. Trouble is I start saving but there are so many smaller dies I want also, and I end up buying those, but before I get where I need to be you bring out another set; lol I cannot win.

Hugs Helen xx

Anne said...

Any card using the octagon dies is always a winner with me, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Your octagon dies are the best! Today's card is fabulous I'm off to watch the video thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssssssssss Sue

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the octagon dies.
Lydia
X

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue fabulous card I too love the octagons they create beautiful cards I adore those tiny flowers

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card to start the day and, as always, your video is superb. You always make things look possible and inspirational.
Have a great day.
Marie P.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful octagon Card. I love the octagons too.

Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Your octagon dies work wonderfully together. Love the way you have only used the centres of the flower die to create that small accent.
Perfect.

Heather R Oxfordshire

BenteS said...

A very pretty and elegant card today.
The octagon shaped dies are great - love them :))

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
I love the Octagon dies and love this card today it is so pretty definitely my cup of tea. going to go make a cuppa and watch the video now.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all whatever your doing and stay safe
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Scottydog said...

What a beauty. Your octagon dies are all lovely but unfortunately I don’t have any of them! This card looks very intricate & lacy in another great colour combination. Thank you Sue for all the inspiration you give us.

June I find this weather far too hot & not great for crafting either!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card .love Jean Z xxx

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card today sue I love it the octigan die is very clever
Thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card and I really like that you've simply inset the larger Octagon cuts with only the stitched frame raised up - makes it so postage-friendly...and those two diddy flowers are so cute!

Izzy

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I just love the Octagon dies and I am lucky enough to own two sets.... I have the stitched ones and one of the lacy ones. They make lovely cards when you mix and match them. And this sample and video proves this. It's a fabulous sample Sue.
Yes the weather is a little hot at the moment..... and on Monday and Tuesday afternoons I teach line dancing.... and yes it's been very hot....but I love my dancing as much as I love my crafting..... so I am not complaining.
I also have lots of things started at the same time like June.... and keep going back to them.... a little bit here and a little bit there..... my room is just like a bombs gone off at the moment. I really need to have a good clean up. Is anyone else like this. And how come when we watch Sues videos her table is so organised... I think we all need a few lessons in this department. Lol. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, I just love the elegant design of the octagons.
I enjoyed your shows at the weekend, off to watch the video now.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Love the card and I prefer Octagons more than Hexagons, much more versatile in producing stunning cards. I bought both sets and use them on every shabby chic & vintage cards that I make.

Going back now to watch the video


Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Chris Curry said...

An altogether gorgeous card, perfect for the sentiment. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great card. I use the octagonal dies for my ‘special, significant’ birthdays because I have so many others that need to be used too!
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a wonderful card again. Your octagon and hexagon dies always make beautiful cards and they are usually the first ones I go to for those special cards. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, why is it, that when I have to make a decision as to which dies to buy, I often choose the 'other one'e.g.. I bought the hexagonal ones as opposed to these lovely octagonal ones which have produced a beautiful card today. When I get my brain into gear, I will use your inspiration to make my own version. Can't promise it will be as lovely as this one.
Keep cool everyone. Hugs xx Pauline

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Absolutely beautiful card Sue x The octagons are so versatile how they all mix and match and are such a worthwhile investment x thankyou Sue I will watch the video later after catching up on some jobs x
June I agree , it's been a bit too hot here in the south ! It's the lack of sleep that bothers me x I've been making some Christmas cards to try and make me feel cooler but the iced snow keeps sticking to me instead of the cards !!! Take care x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, I do love the Octagon dies. Will watch the video later, have to get some shopping done first before it gets too hot to go out. Love Jean xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

I too love octagons and such amazing card you made with them!!! Great design as always!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card today. Love the Octagon dies, so versatile. The colours are beautiful too.

Barbara V

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card with your octagon dies. I love all the intricacies & it draws your eye to look at everything. Yvonne xx

Tressa said...

I do like the effects that can be achieved with these octagon dies and your sample is no exception.

Will catch up on the video later as my Tuesday morning bridge class beckons and my ex-policeman partner will scowl at me if I am late!

Teresa

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and,as always, a great video.Thank you for the daily inspiration

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kate's Cards said...

Very stylish! Xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely colours and dies you have used. Thanks for your video.

sued99 said...

Really pretty card. I love it. X

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and informative video. The Sophia die is so pretty and goes with the octagons so well. I only have the hexagons but I'm sure I can create something similar with them.

My sympathies for all those suffering from the heat, I feel very lucky in that we had heavy rain last night and today is cool and fresh.

Frances

karenlotty said...

Very pretty and I love theses colours

Pawprintx4 said...

Gorgeous card that shouts Sue Wilson. I am with June and Ann T....plenty of parts and portions lying about everywhere. I decided a week ago that I had to complete some of them (which I did) but then I also want to try new things and got together with friends who decided to make easel cards and so now I have other things to finish and so it goes.
I bet Sue never has a messy craft room. I watch how efficiently and neatly she works and I'd say it is good habits there and she keeps everything orderly .
Stay cool, Ladies (or warm for those that applies to). Our summer could be hotter but I am sick of all the rain which makes things muggy here. Wish we could share and everyone could stay in the 70's.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

dj in kettering said...



What a lovely card, will watch the
video later.


Doreen x

Suzzette Yandle said...

The tiny, sweet flowers you made from the center pieces of the regular flower are perfect for this card design. Just the right touch. Thanks for the video.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. Some of my favourite dies, lovely colours and flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do like your octagon dies they make spectacular cards

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue the octagon dies create such wonderful cards. Really special design you must be so proud of producing them.x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,lovely colour's & lovely design
Best wishes
Karen M

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A really lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Good Evening Sue, Beautiful card and colours. A Having trouble with this robot thingy at the end of your comments so not everything posting. Here goes again.

CCM said...
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DeCor said...

Love this card today.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Love this elegant card. Lovely Sophia goes so well with the octagons and those little flowers are so pretty.As always, a great video that I enjoyed.Thank you for the inspiration.

Scottydog - Thank you.

Hugs from Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue i love this, love those octagons which i really need to get. The detail is gorgeous x

Di said...


Hi Sue,

A beautiful elegant card, so stunning. Love the colours and the superb dies you have used.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Jan Sayer said...

Really love the octagonal shaped dies.
Jan
Northampton

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful Sue. Alas I don't have any Octagon dies yet as they are a considered purchase but do love them xx

Unknown said...

Lovely card I particularly love the colours they work so well together

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
My Comments Are Getting Later .............
Today’s Card Plus Video Tutorial Which Was Extremely Informative
I Love The Beautiful Colour Plus You Used A Selection Of My Favourite
Cutting Dies....................
“Sophia Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
“Double Stitched Octagon Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection 18 Cutting Dies)
“Classic Adorned Octagon Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Lavish Accented Octagon Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
Sue, Thank You For Sharing For Being The Very Best Crafter....................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Well what a beauty I do have some of the octagons but not used them yet
Your card and the video will see me getting them out and creating a card
Hope you are well
Hugs Theresa G

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Back from my travels so should be able to comment everyday now.