Thursday, 9 August 2018

Flying Santa

Hello crafters!  Welcome to the Mini release featuring the Industrial Chic Christmas dies.  There are eleven dies in this mini launch, all from the Industrial Chic themed Christmas collection.  I know that they won't be to everyone's liking, but hopefully you will look at them with an open mind.  I wanted to design something that was really different that would possibly appeal to those of you that love the steampunk look.  These dies can be made to look as elegant or as grungy as you like so they are incredible versatile.  We are giving away a set of each of the dies so leaving your comments will get you entered into the drawings.  I just ask that you make sure your name is different from anyone else leaving comments so add an initial or funny alias or the town you are from; just someway for me to make sure that it is you.  We are starting with one of my favourites, the Flying Santa.  Shown here in gloss white against a pixie powder background, the steampunk detail to Santa's flying machine is outstanding.  Personally I would love to see Santa deliver pressies this way! LOL   Leave your comment n this post if you like this one and would love a chance at winning it!.  The next post will be at 12 noon today.  All for now, Sue x
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134 comments:

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh this is a really nice die, my granddaughter would love this on her card, she is still at an age when she believes in Father Christmas, such a special time for all children.

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

Jan.moogie said...

Love it love it love it, these industrial style dies are awesome Sue. Will make some different style cards this year wooo hoo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
How different is this?
It is so unique and will make a great card
Pat x

jannie kortekaas said...

wat is deze leuk voor de kleinkinders ze zullen het prachtig vinden om hier een kaart van te krijgen

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BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fabulous and fun die, and your card is just brilliant. I think I am really going to enjoy this release, because you don't always want traditional for Christmas cards, especially for teenagers and more modern and funky families. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Donita Naylor said...

Who knew Santa also likes tinkering with rocket ships?!? Or is that Rudolfkenstein, the red-nosed zeppelin? Maybe the reindeer aren't available for sleigh pulling this year because they're all appearing on so many hand-crafted cards.

I'm interested in how you made those ephemeral, other-worldly rays in the Pixied background.

Apparently you have noting to fear, this darling card has won us over!

Donita,
The one in Rhode Island.

Steph Cotterill said...

Ho Ho Ho Sue (yeah I know, cheesy and predictive) but hey why not lol. I've been trying to think about the different style of dies you've given us over the past year and 'steam punk' didn't even enter my head - no great surprise I suppose ! To be fair I'd trim the Santa from his 21st century flying machine as the kind of people I meet at market have never enquired if I have or do this style of card, and as you're aware it's not my style but I know I'll see some superb cards made with this die with all sorts of backgrounds and mixtures of other dies so that I'm looking forward to along with the next new die. See ya'll later and have a productive morning xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue,

Wow, I am not into steampunk but this card is fabulous and this die is fantastic so much fun. I love it

MARION S x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you wow a brilliant card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Well what can I say but Brilliant , such a different style and I have never seen a Christmas card like it before. For someone like my self what sells my cards for charity this would be so different. I have not seen a sneak peep so totally blown away by the different style from you . I also love the sentiment.
Wendy, Pussycats

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and innovative die. I love the background on your card. I’m not into steam punk but reckon I could pretty up this die, and the rocket could be detached for birthday cards.
B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow! Well you did say different Sue but I would never have thought of steam punk Christmas - Brilliant! Love the pixied rays background and the very cool Santa. The greeting is fabulous too, great font and lots of fun
Hugs
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

This is different, I think some of my friends would find it fun xx

Jen said...

I love this. I really like steam punk and it's nice to have something very different.
Jen from Bognor.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, well I never expected that! Very different to the usual Christmas dies! These will appeal to a lot of people who like something different. Can't wait to see what is next! Love Jean xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

We all need to move with the times and this cute little Santa die does just that! I like it. It is modern and I think will appeal to children especially.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Love this it's different and quirkie, it has a style of grunge that I quite like its lovely.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Netty The Runner said...

This is s great, fun die Sue. Lovely to see something different. I think it will appeal to a lot of people.
Annette x

hazel young said...

Love it, fabulous card and die Sue x xhazel Young

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Well I wasn't expecting this, totally different from other dies on the market,it made me smile. No wonder you kept them under wraps.

Chris Curry said...

This card really makes me smile, love it. Thank you Sue, looking forward to your next reveal. Xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Brilliant Steam Punk card I love it. I have two sets from your last punk range and I love them. I would clip off Santa after Christmas and attach something else for the man cards. There is so much opportunity with this die. Good luck with the new launch Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Karen Drew said...

Love the quirkiness of this die. Could be snipped into nad used separately.
Luv
Karen xx

hollyberry said...

Very different and cute too. I quite like the idea of Santa delivering everyone's presents this way.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love the background. I’m not a steampunk fan but this is great.

Michele

Sandra Holmes said...

I like this one!

sandyh(hull)

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, steampunk santa who would have thought it. Youngsters will love this one xx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

What fun, completely different take on the festive season. Wonderful.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Jan Sayer said...

A fun die with lots of appeal. Look forward to seeing your other creations!
Jan
Northampton

Liz said...

What a great card! Just love this fun die.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a FANTASTIC die! It never entered my mind that your new dies would be anything to do with steampunk lol! You've definately thought outside of the box this time. As always you've created a beautiful background and card. Looking forward to see the rest of this launch.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne Crawford said...

Great card it made me smile and can imagine it would be a joy to make and send to others!
Anne xo

rosiejt said...

I've not seen these at all - if this is an example, they are brilliant!

FoxyG Gilly said...

A great start. Different but fun.

Kirstie Black said...

Just lovely for kids. Engineergirl x

Anonymous said...

Amazing! What a fantastic die1 Looking forward to the rest of the collection!

Maggie B from Pyrford xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Wow, this is very different but I like it!!!
This was a real surprise and am looking forward to seeing the rest of the Collection.
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Amazing! What an incredible Die. Now looking forward to the rest of the collection!

Maggie B from Pyrford xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

What a fantastic card Sue. I have enough Great Grandchildren to make good use of such a funky card. Can't wait to see what's coming next.
I think I've asked you before Sue but I'll ask you again, "When do you rest?"
Have a great day.
Marie P.
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ann caves said...

Hi Sue
I love love love this you have made my day I cant wait to get my hands on this - no doubt I will be buying the complete collection its the most innovative Christmas design set ever nothing like it at for Christmas-very different and in keeping with the love of steampunk/industrial chic. It will be great for mixed media and multifunctional as it can be used all year - not just for Christmas.
You've done it again - top of the awards list for style, design and adaptability. Hugs hugs x Ann

Scottydog said...

Now this really is different, so unexpected. Not sure it is for me as like Stephanie my customers aren’t into steampunk, but you never know! I can’t imagine what will be next! Thank you ?Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Brilliant idea love it. love Jean Z xxxxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue very different but I love it the children will love this at Christmas and a lot of adults I know brilliant !!!!!!!
Love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Tressa said...

I giggled when I opened the blog page and saw this. Love it! So different.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is so different and such a fun die and would make a perfect card for my granddaughter. Loving the style of the sentiment too. Looking forward to seeing more surprises from you. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Rocket Santa rocks!!...love this idea, so different and not just for kids either - can't wait to see the rest of this mini release...

Izzy

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a fabulous die and a very new idea mixing steampunk with Christmas.
Your card is gorgeous and I have to say here in Gemrany are a lot of people who like steampunk.

Rolf xxx

gwen70 said...

Well Sue not usually into steampunk but I love this die and the card xx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this industrial chic die & I can see this die being used in mixed media projects. It has snip ability & will be able to use with other dies. Yvonne xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue wow this is certainly different it made me chuckle Santander gas at last caught up with the 21st century! Lovely fun card!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A fun card, love it.
Lydia
X

Christine said...

Not to everyone's taste!?! It should be as Steampunk can be all colours and even floral! !! Love the idea of Father Christmas delivering this way.... do the reindeer ride in his sleigh?

Christine said...

Not to everyone's taste!?! It should be as Steampunk can be all colours and even floral! !! Love the idea of Father Christmas delivering this way.... do the reindeer ride in his sleigh?

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Well how different this is. It’s about as far away from a Sue Wilson Card as i could imagine
But i love it so inspirational Sue letting your inner steampunk out.
Look forward to your next one at 12pm
Have a lovely day folks
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card. Love the idea of Santa delivering his presents in this way.
Kate from Kendal

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a fun Die and while I’m not into steampunk I can see the appeal it will have. Your card is as beautiful as always

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue what a great die. Love the zeppelin - now that is different. Love from Jackie xx

Kate's Cards said...

Quirky!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love the Zeppelin .. can't wait for the other "surprises"
Hugs, Rose

Arlyn(O) said...

Morning Sue, I hadn't heard you were releasing a mini set but wow how different. The card and die are great and the words how great and unique. Totally different. It is something completely different. WEll done. A

Cdteach said...

I do like a bit of steampunk and this die is quirky enough to raise a few smiles even for those that aren't really into steampunk...………….. a bit Monty Pythonish for those of us old enough to remember.

Jan

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a brilliant Christmas card that is an amazing die. Sorry I have't been around much both of my parents are ill. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Great for those who like quirky, fun and different.

Anonymous said...

Different love it
Elizabeth Bennett

Sue MacFall said...

This is certainly different - I'm not sure about it yet. Love the composition of the card though. Thank you Sue for challenging us with something out of the ordinary.

freedom99 said...

Hi sue. I love the flying Santa I think the kids will love it too. It's nice to have something different.

Rosemary Stickland said...

What's not to love about a steampunk Santa!!
I think this die is great fun.
Rosemary xx

rjsmusic said...

What a fun die! Love the Santa and your card!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I didn't know what to expect today but I certainly never thought of this! Although industrial chic/steampunk is not my favourite genre I can appreciate it and I certainly like the quirkiness of Santa slung under a zeppelin. I like to sentiment too.

Frances

J Brown said...

Sooo cool and different, love it. Jane B x

CraftyJo said...

Absolutely fabulous :)

graham Brand said...

This is so cute! I love it!
Sharon in Toronto

Nana on the Hill said...

Oh my! Just love the quirkiness of this die, it's brilliant xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
what a great die for children really quirky

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Builders Finished Until October Then They Start In October Upstairs
I Love This Fabulous Cutting
You Always Create Stupendous Cutting Dies
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

BenteS said...

This die is great - although I am not a big fan of steampunk;))
I know a lot of people that would love to receive a Christmas card with this fun Santa!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous backgroundand card Sue

karin

Pauline Austen said...

I've just aordered this die to make cards for my neice and nephew. They will love this as they also go 'ballooning 'every year too. Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

scrAPpamondo said...

Fun and lovely card, great background for your dies!!

Sandra Smith said...

What a creative card! Suitable for so many different people. I'm not a big steam punk person but definitely love this.

Shiona Rowen said...

Hi Sue

Love it, steampunk is great, poor Rudolph and friends will be upset that Santa as upgraded after all the years they have helped him. lol :)

Shiona R - Nottingham

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue Love this card love Marion x

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic unusual die set. So different. Love it.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue. Oh I love steampunk but I'm so unsure if I could pull it off myself. But now, with you new collection, it's giving me the confidence to try.
I love this card. It's suitable for all, but I can see me using it a lot for the men in my life. It's got a strong HG wells look to me and I love it. Steampunk here I come. Xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Oh Wow Sue this is fantastic, love it. So different to the usual Santa dies. A must have I think
Wendy xx

karenlotty said...

Now I wasn’t expecting Industrial Chic!
But I love love love it It’ll make the recipient smile to get Santa in a flying machine
Karenlotty

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I would have to say that I love the Industrial Chic Christmas idea because it is so unusual and I am sure that anyone who is not so keen on the traditional Christmas look would be really pleased to receive a card such as this.

Lisbeth (from Beckenham)

sandy said...

A great idea to bring punk into Christmas. A lovely card, and a versatile die:0)

Sandy (tort)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wow...love this die! It’s nice to put a different slant on Christmas!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Wow! This is so much fun!

Anne O said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely idea. I love it A versatile die to use as a steampunk or a traditional Santa simply by snipping away the air ship. I like using stamping for some of my cards for males.
Best wishes, Anne O (Epsom)

Joan McKevitt said...

WOW!! Talk about a cool yule!! Sue, I love the idea of a steampunk Christmas....such fun!! Nanny Jo N Ireland

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this die... Huge fan of the industrial dies that you have brought us and have them all. Think this is on the want list , no the must have list lol...

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! Steampunk Christmas, I adore steampunk and this Steampunk Santa is fab-u-lous !! I can hardly wait to see what other 'gorgeousness' is to come.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow Sue, I think you have surprised us all ! What a fantastic die x I love it x I had to have your previous industrial collection as they were so nice and think this release will be a must have too x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

dj from kettering said...



Not too sure about steampunk Christmas, but
I think it could grow on me!!



Doreen x

Laura O' Connor said...

Unusual die sue but I like this card it shows how it is nice to see different ideas. Laura O Springfield

Cathie Weary said...

How unique. I love it.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, WOW Father Christmas has traded in his reindeer’s. Great fun quirky die. Hugs Brenda xxx

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue I absolutely love this die its so different xx

ursula said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful surprise, this card is really quite quirky for Christmas....thank you so much for this...luv Ursula xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
Totally unique and like nothing I have seen, love it!!!

Barbara in Carnwath

Betty McAlister said...

A fabulous card and die Sue. As already mentioned snip off the Santa and the flying machine is great for men's cards.
Love your new release. Xx

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card and die Sue. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Love this look. So excited to see this collection.
Lyn Cleasby

Pawprintx4 said...

This is so funny/fun. My grandson would love to see Santa arriving in this style.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

CCM said...

Better late than never,right? Came back from a mini vacation in time for this Mini release featuring the Industrial Chic Christmas dies.

Flying Santa - so cool and, as all your dies are,versatile.

Hugs from Toronto,
Carmen-Dorothy

Vie Carter said...

Fab new die, love this santa

a great addition to the range of steampunk

Vie
x

Jacqui O A said...

Fab new Santa. Great new die.

Chantal said...

Great new die, love this santa.
Hugs, Chantal S

stitchingranny said...

Im a bit late posting as I have been away. Love this its very different and think it has a very modern look that many younger people will really enjoy.

Hugs Helen - Stitch xx

Babs Newman said...

Hi sue, what a totally different idea, I absolutely love this die. Really great for alternative cards instead of the usual stuff, looking forward to the rest of the release. babs bruciesbabe x

Killer Creeper 39 said...

Love this dies, a different twist on the normal Christmas dies

Diane King said...

What a great card. Very eye catching xx Diane from Spain

craftynanna said...

A brilliant dye something a bit different and lovely card Johanna XX

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
A brilliant idea for the all ages especially the younger, I am loving the steampunk twist.
Love Michelle Stanley xxx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Gosh this is a surprise, didn't expect more Christmas dies after you last wonderful launch. This die is truely novel, it will make fun cards.
Best wishes
Dorianne

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, wow more Christmas, love this die, I'll have to try something grungy or mixed media for this one.

Lori from Canada

Di said...


Hi Sue,

Love Santa's flying machine, a very novel way for Santa to get around, it would probably be easier for him. Love the Pixie Powder background on this card too.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Denise Bryant said...

Charming die!
DeniseB in CA

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh, this die is so unique and fun. I have so many friends who would love to get a Christmas card like this, tucked in among the usual traditional designs. Love the bold background with the die in white. This is definitely a favorite.
karenladd in California

Rosie said...

Hi Sue A charming die and lovely card to show it off.
Love Rosie from Chorley..xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love this and i know it would bring a smile to the faces of my family.
Such fun seeing santa flying something other than a sleigh lol x

SHartl said...

Eeek!!! I just love this awesome die. Santa is really traveling in style here. Thanks for designing a collection with a fun and quirky look!
Shartl

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this die really made me smile its fab

Geordie Jan x

Sunset Bay said...

Such a different Christmas die but gorgeous xxx

DeCor said...

Certainly a different Santa. Love the departure from just traditional.

Craftycatty said...

This did make me chuckle, cool. x

Jomada-Dawn said...

Well, this certainly makes for a refreshing change from the usual reindeer-powered sleigh! And, of course, as with most of your designs, it would be so easy to use just the airship or the sledge on its own, with a few simple snips. Snip away Santa and turn the airship vertically, and you have a space rocket too! Or, with some aquatic accompaniments, it could be a Jules Verne-esque submarine!!
A fun die with lots of possibilities.
Jomada-Dawn

Darlene4527 said...

How original and unique!

lindyloo12 said...

Who could resist this alternative Santa and sleigh

Anonymous said...

This is definitely an original. Love it. Hugs Lumbaland xx

Theresa Pace said...

i think this die is hilarious. i never thought of steampunk christmas, but i can see how it could grow on me :), hugs xx