Thursday, 11 October 2018

Iris Flower Square

Hi bloggers! Welcome to the October 2018 die release blog launch.  We have eight days of previews to share with you.  As always, there will one set of each of the dies given away through drawings based on those of you that leave comments.  One comment per post please, but feel free to leave a comment on each and every one of the die blog posts.  I will do the drawings and post the winner list on Oct 26th.  Please make your name memorable in some way so that we don't have more than one person claiming it.  Use an alias or add on the name of the city you live in or some other identifying manner.  First up we have the lovely Iris Flower Square.  I love that they have the look of stained glass but can be used in so many ways and for so many occasions too.  Leave a comment if you like this one and join me back here at 12 noon for the next post.  All for now, Sue x

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152 comments:

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What beautiful card to start of your new dies launch.
Jan xxx

Jen said...

Wasn't sure about these but it looks fabulous when made into a card.
Jen from Bognor

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, what a fantastic cards to start with. Love the column.

Geordie Jan x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow beautiful stunning card Sue, awesome start to the launch. hugsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, and a stunning die to kick off the new releases. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a beautiful card.
Take care and have fun.Kitty Davies.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh Wow.
As soon as I saw these Flower Square dies I knew I was not going to be disappointed. Stunning x
Planning to see you again at 12 x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Maria Illsley said...

What a lovely die it reminds me of my late auntie as her name was Iris..thank you Sue xxx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Fantastic start. Beautiful card and die.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow what a great start to the launch of your fabulous new collection! Love the colours you have used on the Iris. Love Jean from Corsham. xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW what a stunning new die to start the launch. The card you have created with Iris Flower square is stunning , the colours are beautiful.
Wendy, Pussycats

TDQ Karen said...

What a stunning flower, love the effect you have created xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Did I miss your pre-launch heads up message that it started today, or are you getting craftier lol either way what a great way to start our Thursday ☺ this is such a colourful start to day 1 and so many options and mediums to use with your new Iris die, they come in so many colours for the garden so I'm expecting to see the most beautiful samples coming from all directions. Bang go my plans for the day, either that or add an alert to my phone so I don't forget to keep up !
I just know this will be another sell out launch, for another stunning collection xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely card to start the launch

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card & a great die.

Michele

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card to start the new launch with, I love the stained glass dies

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking and vibrant design.x
Janice K AC Bucks

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty Sue.
Annette x

hollyberry said...

Bright and fabulous card to start the blog launch.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, Just as the Greek name for Iris is rainbow this card brings out that beautiful scene. I adore rainbows and this card is beautiful too.xx

Sandra Holmes said...

Lovely dioe to start the launch

sandyh(HULL)

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Lovely bright stunni g card, the die is very pretty looks like you can do so much with it to!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. Great start to your new launch
Luv
Karen xx

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
The colours are beautiful ...love it!
Love Marg in Bristol

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
I’ve sooooo been looking forward to this launch as I love all the new designs. I was disappointed when I heard you weren’t doing anymore stained glass dies, but now I can see that you’ve moved on to something even better. A beautiful start to the launch, fabulous die and card.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

A very elegant card Sue, it is a very happy card that would cheer anyone up. I am travelling today so may be delayed over the next few days with my comments, but will hope to do them. Thank you, looking forward to the rest of your new dies. Have a good day.xxx

Jan Sayer said...

I just love irises and they were a huge favourite of my husband’s .
Jan
Northampton

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a fantastic card, I love stained glass windows & this is definitely a fabulous one to colour.Yvonne xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, such a pretty card to start the launch of your new dies. I love the stained glass look of this die and the colours you have used for this sample are gorgeous. If you are back in Florida, please stay safe. The pictures we are seeing on our television screens as a result of hurricane Michael are not good.
Marion S x

Tressa said...

Another beautiful stained glass effect on this card. Bright and cheerful on this dull morning.

Teresa

Lilly said...

A gorgeous die, looks perfect for paper piecing. Can't wait to see what the launch brings! Lilly (Lilly's Craft Corner)

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

What a pretty die for the start of your new launch

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, I always love your dies and cards and this is no exception. Michelle from Wrexham

Diane said...

Love the new die Sue and the simplicity of the card. Lovely.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a stunning sample to launch the new release, as you know I am an avid lover of all the stained glass dies and this one is no exception, the shape of the Iris is spot on and the colouring you have created is brilliant, superb. xxx

All I will say is good luck to everyone who comments.

Hope all your family and friends in Florida are safe, it is a terrible experience to be in I am sure. Keep safe everyone.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June smith xxx

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue and a lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and and die and looking forward to the blog die launch. x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Love the Iris stain glass window die it is beautiful, the accompanying card WOW all I can say is anyone would be so pleased to receive this beauty. Hugs Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great start to your new release. I love the framing around the die and the colours you have used are spectacular. Here's looking forward to noon!
YvonneMayxx

evis said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card. The colours are gorgeous.
I can't wait to see the rest.
Regards,
Evis M.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty start to your launch, gorgeous die.
Lydia
X

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a beautiful card and the iris looks great in its vibrant colours.

Rolf xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card and die Sue, beautiful colours x xhazel young nottm

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow!! Another new release, you are always so creative! :)
This card is a delight with that beautiful iris and the gorgeous clean design, it make the stained glass pops so well!! LOVE this die!

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and of course the die

stitchingranny said...

Lovely bright and colourful Iris to brighten up the morning Sue.

Hugs Helen xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
A lovely card to start the launch Sue.. I'm sure you will have sellouts.
I wont be able to watch at noon as I have a medical appointment at precisely that time
Look after yourself well over this very busy time.
Love to all.
Marie P.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a perfect card and die to start your new launch with!
Hugs x
Heather T

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another wonderful launch.... how time flies around. Doesn't seem long since the last one ..... but hey whoopee that means more lovely ideas for us ever eager crafters. And what a beautiful sample to kick start it off. I see this as a lovely get well card..... lovely and bright and enough to cheer anyone up who is down in the dumps. Good luck with the new launch Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is so beautiful and I can spot another of your new dies in thee too

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L,Belfast

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,

A beautiful card and fantastic new die. So simple and perfect and great for any occasion. Loving it. I can't wait to see the rest. Think it's time to start that Christmas wish list, lol!
Loving the inspiration
Lola1973

Anonymous said...

Beautiful die, gorgeous card. Love the background. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

Susan Battensby said...

What a gorgeous start to your new die launch.
I am wondering if you coloured it in or paper pieced it.
x

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow Sue this is a stunning card. That iris is just so pretty. I love it. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
What a lovely surprise this morning x such a pretty die to start the launch and has lots of possibilities x thankyou Sue and hope all is safe in Florida x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue great die lovely card

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. love Jean Z xxxxx

Tina said...

Morning Sue, Love the vibrant colours on this card. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a nice surprise this morning to see your lovely iris die!
Gorgeous colours, just like the beautiful varieties I have seen in many garden centres and gardens which are open to the public, raising funds for different charities.
These dies will be great for making those smaller cards, too!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Laura O' Connor said...

Gorgeous sue another stunner both die and card. Laura o Springfield

dj from kettering said...



Oh wow, what a way to start!! This is a really
gorgeous die!!



Doreen x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning die and would be a welcome to any die collection. Looks like it has been coloured with crystal tints, but could be done equally with any colouring medium for a beautiful effect. Love it and looking forward to the rest of the launch, but already have my list of must buys lol...

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful dies Sue, love the morden fresh look. Cannot wait to add to my stash. Moonqueen xxx

Pam Oxfordshire UK said...

Hi. Love this die, love irises and the colours you used are amazing. Pam Oxfordshire UK X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and die. Your iris stain glass frame is beautiful.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely surprise I received when I opened the blog as I had totally missed the date so was not expecting the launch today. You have started with a beautiful card and I think I am really going to love these square dies. Now looking forward to seeing all the new dies at work.

Frances

Rosemary Stickland said...

What a fabulous start to the die launch, this
card is so vibrant and the die is lovely.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card to start the launch. Love the die.

Barbara V

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
“WOW WOW WOW”
Another Die Set Launch Plus Like So Many I’m Thrilled You’ve “THE IRIS FLOWER”
To Look Like One From Your “STAINED GLASS COLLECTION” (Which I Love So Much)
I Love The Colour Combination You’ve Chosen I Can Think Of Many Ways To Use This
Particular Cutting Die.
Thank You Once Again For Bringing Us Magnificent/Magical Cutting Dies Plus The
Phenomenal/Beautiful Cards..................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card to start your new launch. This is so different. I love it. Especially like the vibrant colours you’ve used too, but you could change the colours and the mediums used too.

Love Helen xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful die and gorgeous card Sue

Gr Karin

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue wow what a lovely start to your new launch the iris is beautiful
LynneL Haverfordwest

Cheryl Cain said...

I love this die, I really enjoy paper piecing. There is so much you can do with it.
CJC/Louisville TN

Cards Books and Babies said...

Feelinefinecrafts - Absolutely stunning Sue, the colouration on this is just beautiful. Hoping you will do a video of how you created it as the colour is not just one in each petal.

Elaine said...

I love this iris. It reminds me of the iris that my mother grew in her garden. Love what you have done with it. Lots of Possibilities!
Elaine in Fort Myers, FL

CraftyJo said...

Always love an iris - it was my mother's name :)

ursula said...

These dies are a must have, yes the whole collection, so much to be done with them, this card is stunning...luv Ursula Longworth xx

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card. Love this flower. Thinking of the many ways you could use this die. Hugs from Canada 🇨🇦

Rose from Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Loving this die (as all the other dies in that collection), and the colouring is gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Verene Chiverton said...

Beautiful. Excited to see rest of the launch.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, seeing this die with the colouring of your card really brings it to life. Love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and die to start your new launch.
Kate from Kendal

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a wonderful start to the launch. I saw these flower dies on a preview and wasn't too sure about them, but now I've seen this in use, I think it'sfabulous. Love and hugs, Alison ( craftyalimecca) xx

Suemac said...

A stunning die, love the colour combination.

STELLA MUNN said...

Beautiful colours. Thanks Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! I love your stained glass collection. Your new Flower Squares are so pretty when used as stained glass designs.
Véronique L

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is a nice surprise today. I was not expecting a new release. I am very fond of bearded irises. Sue, do you remember ever smelling bearded irises that had a fragrance of grapes or lemons? My mother grew these and I enjoyed going around sniffing the lovely flowers.

Isabelle Noel said...

Hi Sue,

This is a nice die. I think is so beautiful with a pixie powder background to.

Isabelle Noel

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Wow can’t keep up with you.
Another die release to tempt my money out of its hiding place lol
Beautiful iris die and you inspiration using it is brilliant
Hugs Theresa G xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Great start to your new release.Love the vibrant colours and the design of Iris flower.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
What a beautiful card. I would love to see how you coloured it.
Lisa J in Victoria

Diana said...

These are so unusual and really give a lot of scope for creativity in figuring what to put behind the die cuts!

Arlyn O said...

Afternoon Sue, Beautiful flower squares. Ready to be stained glassed.

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful iris die, love it!

Janet Wilson in Menston

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, love the stained glass effect and the vibrant colours, beautiful

Wendy xx

Tracy said...

This is a really cool die!

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
This die comes to life when you see it on a card. Fabulous.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

BenteS said...

I love your stained glass dies- and this one is really beautiful 😍😍

Sheila Barns said...

A very lovely die set and such pretty colours.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Congratulations on the new launch. What a lovely idea to make these smaller dies in the style of toppers. They are so cute and I already have lots of ideas of things to make with them.

Lisbeth (from Beckenham)

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely!

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, congrats on your new die launch, this is a beautiful die and a lovely card.

Lori from Canada

Glennis said...

Wow! I love this one

Glennis in nz

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gorgeous card made from such a lovely die. Great start to the new die launch!
Doreen R

Kirstie Black said...

Oh what a lovely bright beautiful card. Engineergirl x

Liz said...

Super card and a beautiful die.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

Barbara said...

Stunning die Sue!
Love the colours and how they melt into each other, so pretty!

Barbara in Carnwath

graham Brand said...

This is so pretty! Love it!
Sharon in Toronto

karenlotty said...

Love it I love square cards
Karenlotty

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful Sue and as you say, this die is so versatile. Xx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Well finally got time to post. Lovely iris, and in a size for those of us who make smaller cards. Wonderful.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely new idea, I can see so many ways to use these dies - thinking sticky sheets and glitter too - great for quick cards and to keep on hand for all occasions. Always like the stained glass look, some pretty cards coming up
Hugs
Muriel x

Emily said...

Beautiful Iris, and love your card!
Hugs emily67

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue a great way to start your new die launch, and just in time for Christmas, what more can a girl ask for.
Wendy x

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS iris and STUNNING card!
Irises are such amazing flowers and your striking colours excite and delight - WOW!

Eunice (Edmonton) said...

This is my favorite flower Sue!! Beautiful die I can only imagine what I can do with this die!!!!!

Karenladd said...

The iris is my absolute favorite flower and I always look forward to seeing them bloom in the spring. I just love this gorgeous die!

karenladd in California

Sandie Braithwaite said...

How elegant is this! Love it. Looking forward to the next one.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue. What a great start to this release.
Aussie Lyn

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, this is my favourite flower. This die is so versatile. Gorgeous card
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and a gorgeous Iris
Tooth Fairy Jo.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a very striking card with great colours lovely versatile die

OWLISH Xx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, lovely Iris flower. Love the colouring. Great start. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

NancyR said...

Beautiful flower. Looks like a great start to a new launch.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous cards using what I am sure will be a fabulous die release.I love that border die :-)

Hugs Julie x

Ruth Kidd said...

This is stunning Sue. I can think of so many different ways to use this iris.

Ruth x

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Thank you. Sorry didn’t get in Thursday. Spent day with friend who was feeling well and didn’t want to be on her own . No internet so could t get here. Got home and another friend texted with bad news so all in all not a good day.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wow!...a great start to the launch!! Beautiful!
Love
Sam Thapa
xxxxxx

Leanne said...

This is so beautiful!!!
~Leanne(SmileySun)

SHartl said...

These do have the look of stained glass, but I see that you can give it a whole new look with your coloring technique. I love this!

shartl

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the way you colored this card. So pretty.

Vie Carter said...

Fab die and card

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Lovely
Elizabeth Bennett

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love irises so I'm very happy to see this design. Love the card too. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Pawprintx4 said...

With the weather lately and other craziness, I have missed several days on the blog so what a pleasant surprise when I realized the new launch had started.
I really like the looks of these flower squares. I enjoy the watercolor look and now that its getting cold, I am ready for spring, ha! We have iris in the yard and I love that they come back and several bloom at different times to surprise.
Will enjoy the rest of my catching up,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Lynda's craft's said...

Gorgeous start Sue love the flower square Die beautiful card
Love Lynda Brock xx

Sandra Smith said...

The stained glass effect on this card is gorgeous!
Sandra Smith

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Love, love this card with the stained glass iris, the iris die is exquisite and my favourite flower.
Cheers,
Di B. x.
Tasmania.

Janice Brummett said...

One of the first flowers of spring and one of my favorite.

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous colors on your card! Love this die!
DeniseB in CA

Scottydog said...

Playing catch up now! A mini stained glass collection - great! Love the vibrant colours as well. Thanks Sue.

Jayona said...

I love all your flower dies. I laways have to have flowers and foliage dies, bit of an addict.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Have been away from your blog for a few days and have only just seen that you are once again giving away dies from your new launch, so hope it is ok for me to add my comments a little late. Lve the size of the Iris stamp, just the right size for those of us who like making smaller cards

Margaret x

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue xx Widnes Viking

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue i love this iris die stunning. Thank you Helen Terry xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue i love this iris die stunning. Thank you Helen Terry xxx

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue! What a beautiful card. Great way to start the new releases.

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card and die.

Jomada-Dawn said...

What a beautiful card - I do love the stained glass effect
Jomada-Dawn

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Elegant card. Beautiful stained glass die,
Best wishes
Dorianne

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
Wow this die and your card is stunning. I love how you have used several different colours of crystal tints within each section. It really is very pretty.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann