Sunday, 27 January 2019

Herringbone Background

Hello all!  Next up we have the Herringbone Background die.  Another of my favourite designs!  There are just so many things that can be done with this die.  Shown here, you can make absolutely fabulous columns by simply cutting the die twice, gluing them together in opposite directions so they crisscross and cutting them into columns.  You can also do the same thing and leave it whole for the entire background.  You can cut it into thin strips or wider strips which can then be backed and used a borders or to create frames.  This die set is a real "go to" set that I know anyone will easily find a bunch of ways to use.  Just pop a quick comment onto this post for a chance to win it!  We will start day number five here tomorrow morning at 6am!  All for now, Sue x



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145 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice tfs
Elizabeth Bennett

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another great die and card.
Lydia
Xox

Ann said...

Good Evening Sue. Another wonderful sample. You really deserve a medal for your inspiration to the craft world.
This background die will be great for the man cards as well as female. Thankyou Sue. Someone is going to be very luckly Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

dj from kettering said...



A lovely die to end the day on, I keep thinking they
can't get better, but they do,




Doreen x

Janet Wilson said...

Wow! This is such a gorgeous die, love how it looks just used as is, but I really love how you have used it on your card. Truly a versatile & useful die.

Janet Wilson in Menston

TDQ Karen said...

Some brilliant backgrounds this time round

Suemac said...

Another stunning background die.

Kate's Cards said...

Another great base!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is the same as the basketweave background card, stunning stunning stunning !! I absolutely adore this background die set, and the way you have used in into a triptych is superb, every item on this card is fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Oh, this is far more impressive than the pictures of the die seeme
B xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card, design and die Sue

gr karin

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous background die.Stunning card to end the day.
Thank you
Jan x

Graham Brand said...

Another stunning background die! Love the way you have
used it on this gorgeous card! And thanks for all the
tips on the different ways to use it!

Steph Cotterill said...

What a lovely pretty ending to the day. Another versatile die to add to all the many different backgrounds you've shown us, thanks you xxx

ursula said...

This one too, such a great size for a card...brilliant collection...Amazing card Sue....luv Ursula Longworth xx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good evening Sue, another lovely background xx

June Smith said...

Evening Sue and all Wilsonettes, this die is right up the top of my list, it is amazing. Well done Sue xx

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

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue and this die creates a stunning background
Marion S x

Lynne L said...

Wow!stunning card the herringbone die looks fantastic used in this way shows how versatile it is Sue this collection is amazing I just love all of the dies!!
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Dawn Holben said...

WOW ot only do i love this die but i love how you have layered it on your card. It looks fabulous and totally different x

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty again sue I love this die so many uses as a background etc you must be sooooooo proud sue I am to have the chance to use this die thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxxculcheth xxxxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, this is different in a really nice way. There must be lots of ways to use this die and I'm sure you're going to show us some tricks xx dad

Netty The Runner said...

This die would be so useful for ‘guy’ cards.
Annette x

Sandy G said...

This is a fabulous die. I love the sample the way you have flipped it over for a criss cross effect. Fabulous!

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well today’s finale is amazing. Love the way you have crisscrossed the die so it gives it a completely different look.
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

FoxyG Gilly said...

Another fabulous die and card.

Scottydog said...

Love the way you have used the die on this card. Another very versatile background die. One you will go t9 time & time again. Thank you ?Sue. A great way to end another varied day. Thank you ?Sue.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and I love how you’ve used the herringbone background

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, another brilliantly useful background die.
Tooth Fairy Jo

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card & a very useful Die.

Michele

karenlotty said...

A lovely card and a very versatile background die It looks so good behind the double stitched circles , the hummingbird and flowers

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another lovely background and gorgeous card.
Doreen R

Craftychris said...

Ooh Sue, another awesome die! They just keep on coming! Gorgeous card! Another fabulous day of beautiful new products, thank you! Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

Sheila Barns said...

This is another great background die. lovely card too.

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Thank you another great die set, a lovely card too.
Have fun Kitty Davies.

Kirstie Black said...

Think this is one of my favourites from this launch so far. Engineergirl x

Rosie JT said...

Fantastic die - my favourite so far........ I think!

jean.phillips1 said...

Good evening Sue, wow, another very useful die that can look so different . Love Jean from Corsham xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Great background die will be very useful and a lovely card to end the day. What is tomorrow going to bring? xx

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, and I can clearly see the versatility of this die - it is great😍😍

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
How do you manage to come up with such amazing ideas I love this die

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Another gteat die .
Margaret x

Chris Curry said...

Another definite must have. Love it as much as the last one. Thank you Sue.😀😀😀

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful l background die. So versatile. What an amazing release this is, I want everything. The card is brill too.

Barbara V

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning background die your card shows it off to perfection!
Hugs x
Heather T

Leanne said...

Beautiful background die.
~Leanne (SmileySun)

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
I wondered where the insert strip on the double stitched circle card came from.... now I know. This die is a really useful addition to anyone’s stash.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card and lovely die. Your Herringbone Background die is lovely and looks to be very versatile.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Another great background, and great combination with other new releases.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another fabulous background die and a must have for any collection. Love it...

sharon casey said...

Evening Sue and all the Wilsonettes
another stunning background die, what a great die and so versatile too, relly like this one too.

Have a good evening all

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card and die set Sue xx Hazel young Nottm

Denise Bryant said...

Another awesome background die! Fabulous design and I love your card!
Denise in CA.

Liz said...

OMGosh, my wish list has just got longer! Beautiful design.

Liz Cavill - Crafty Sunflower xx

theresa w said...

Hi again Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another really useful background Sue x this is definitely going on the list , along with all the others obviously , but I would use this so much especially on cards for the awkward ones x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I love it. That die is fantastic I love the background you have created with it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, you did it again! :) Another amazing background die, so versatile and useful!! Love how you made the criss cross columns!!Great trick to stretch the fabulous Herringbone Background! The card you made with it is just adorable!!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
You left the best for last again! This is amazing, and so, so versatile. It's another must have. And the card is fabulous.
Hugs, Rose

Seymoure said...

This is going to be an absolute basic to start a card design.
CMoore aka Seymoure

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Love it Sue. Can’t wait to see what else you do with it.

Love, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good evening Sue,
A beautiful card with your herringbone die.Yvonne xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
I love this type of background die and it is top of my list.

Barbara in Carnwath

Anne said...

Another fabulous die, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card. It really brings the die to life.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. This die looks very versatile in the many different ways it can be used
Luv
Karen xx

Louise Hanes said...

Must have die, cannot wait to buy. Thanks Sue.

Tressa said...

I like the way you have used this die to make the background.

Teresa

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue beautiful card love the background gorgeous Die
Love Lynda Brock xx

CraftyJo said...

Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue What an amazing background die, so many combinations to have fun with. I think it might be my favourite favourite. Anne7 from Calne xxxx

Hellma said...

Another must have, your card is stunning

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous background. Hugs WINTERWARM. xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hello Sue. How good this die looks on the card you have made. Great idea to turn them in opposite directions.

Lisbeth

Janice K said...

Good evening Sue,
This one is ANOTHER one that's already on my wishlist! Lovely card in a great colour combination. X
Janice K AC Bucks

Betty McAlister said...

Fabulous. Such a versatile background and useful for masculine cards. This is a gorgeous card showcasing your herringbone die. Xx

DeCor said...

Another amazing die. I love it too. Salisbury Decor

Sandra Holmes said...

They just keep on coming. Beautiful

Sandyh(hull)

jenny Briggs said...

Hello Sue stunning card love the versatility of this die

Jenny Briggs

Susan Battensby said...

Great background die and lovely card.
This one definitely on my wish list.
x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous, I love it and the Herringbone die is fantastic. Now I'm feeling rather stupid as I didn't guess that it was this die that created the strip on the double circle card :-(

Frances

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a way to end the day ! The herringbone background looked very interesting on the pack but the way you have demonstrated it here is something else. How versatile this one is, oh for unlimited spending money, really hard to choose between the last two posts, both amazing backgrounds. Really lovely card and shows of your new flowers so well too
Hugs
Muriel x

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the Herringbone background. Looks a fantastic die to have in one's collection.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Glennis said...

Another beautiful background die

glennis in nz

Clai01 said...

Another super card and another day full of inspiration, if i had to pick my favourite card of the day just has to be the garden one though! x

Littlelamb said...

A lovely background die and another very versatile die. Thank you.

hollyberry said...

Another great background die,so many in this release. So useful and again male or female cards would look lovely with this.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wow...this one has made it onto my favourites list! I don’t have anything like this in my die collection but it looks fab!!
Hugs
Sam Thapa
xxxxxxxxxx

Pussycats said...

Hello sue and all
Such a brilliant background die which I can see being one of them go to dies. The design of the Herringbone Background looks brilliant cut into strips.
Wendy, Pussycats

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another absolutely must have background die, love your card, and the way you have used this die, certainly does not look like what you started out with. Bx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Can see this going on my wish list, great background.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, So Beautiful . love Jean Zelei. Castleford

Jan Sayer said...

Lots of possibilities for use here. A great die.
Jan
Northampton

Lorraine's blog said...

Great useful die love it

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning again Sue.
I'm playing catch-up again as I couldn't find this yesterday.
I love the background card you have made and I absolutely love the little Humming bird. This launch is so great that I'm lost for choice.
Keep well.
Marie P.

Carolyn B said...

I

Love this die, especially using it in this way.

Carolyn B x

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. I love backgrounds. They are versatile. This one looks just like my floor! Love it. Hugs, Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Pauline Austen said...

Nearly missed this one. Looks great with the dragonfly. You're really spoiling us once again Sue. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a beautiful card and this background column will be so handy to have. It can be used in so many different ways. Love it.
YvonneMayxx

Arlyn(O) said...

Morning Sue, another brilliant background and glad I ordered it. It was so hard to imagine what this was going to look like and I'm very pleased. Beautiful card and colours. A

stitchingranny said...

This is a brilliant die Sue. I have never considered backgrounds to be so versatile before, but this looks stunning.


Hugs Helen - stitchingranny xx

Cdteach said...

Yet another really useful background and most certainly versatile as it would look great used as a trellis covered in some of the many flowers found in my stash lol...…..

Jan

Lindyloo12 said...

Another fabulous card, the die would be so useful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, well this was certainly a pleasant surprise. When I saw the die prior to the blog I did wonder why or what I could do with it; well you have certainly sparked the imagination here! WakeyL

Rosemary Stickland said...

Brilliant card ... fabulous inspiration for this die.
Rosemary xx

Sue MacFall said...

Great card and the die looks so versatile. Thank you Sue.

Emily said...

Many uses for this die.. Great design
Hugs, emily67

rjsmusic said...

Love the background die and your card!

Pawprintx4 said...

Love this background die and the way you used it on this card.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Sunset Bay said...

Another gorgeous card. Love the colours xxx

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
Yet another great background die. Love how you crisscrossed them for this card.
Lisa J in Victoria

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A brilliant background die and I love how you have used it on this pretty card!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Eunice from Edmonton said...

Another very interesting die, all the things this could be used for and with make my head swim.

lritchie said...

Very versatile background Sue!

Lori from Canada

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Love this background the card is gorgeous.

Geordie Jan x

Joan McKevitt said...

What a stunning card, Sue....I love the subtle colours. And the trellis die is another one going on my shopping list! Thank you for showing us just how versatile it is! Nanny Jo N Ireland

Rosie said...

Yet another great back ground die Sue...gorgeous card to show it off..
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxx

Unknown said...

Doesn't the picture of the die play havoc with your eyes lol but it's a smashing die and card Johanna Widnes Viking

Unknown said...

I've just sent a post and it vanished oops, anyway the die is fabulous and a lovely card x Johanna Widnes Viking

Teresa "Tres" said...

Hi Sue. I love this card and your Herringbone background looks lovely. A fab versatile die !!! Lots of love to you Sue from Tres X X X

Tres from Orpington X X X

NancyR said...

Love the herringbone background. So many different uses.

NancyR in Delaware

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

WOW another stunning card - I love this little humming bird, and the background die just
shows it off very well. Die can be used for male or female, I love this. Another die for my long list of must haves.

Thanks Sue for sharing all your lovely ideas with us.

Love n hugs

Dorothy of Baldock GB

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the herringbone background. Fantastic dies.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania

SherylH said...

What a great die -- I like the herringbone by itself but it is a whole different look when you overlap two of them.

CCM said...

The Herringbone Background - what a pleasant surprise!At the first glance doesn't tell you too much, but when you see how it can be used then you understand how useful and beautiful this die is. Another favourite!

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Sandra Smith said...

Wpw! Another fabulous back gradient with so much versatility. You've create amazing multiple use dies!

Maria Illsley said...

Wow how different does this die look. A great versatile die xx

Babs Newman said...

Hi sue what a brilliant die so much possibility, love to get my hands on this one babsbruciesbabe

julie laz said...

Hi sue, can’t wait to have a play with this die, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Killer Creeper 39 said...

This background die work with so many of your die sets

yorkshiresue said...

Another one for my must buy list xx yorkshiresue from Shipley

Darlene4527 said...

Love the versatility of this die. Pretty card too!

Darlene from PB, Saskatchewan, Canada

Viki Banaszak said...

What a fantabulous background! This would work for so many cards.

Diane King said...

Such a useful background die. Diane in Spain

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue
A very different die for an interesting background, I like it

hugs to all, Maria A x

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue gorgeous cards and fabulous new releases love this one. Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Chantal said...

Another beautiful die that can be used in so many ways.
Your card is beautiful too.
Hugs, Chantal S

Jomada-Dawn said...

Such a classic design - I can see this working for all types of cards.
Jomada-Dawn

DeCor said...

Love how this looks and that you designed it to be so versatile. Great card. Salisbury Decor

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,,
Gorgeous card and great background die. This herringbone Die is a must have for me.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful die which will work well with other dies.
Kate from Kendal

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Another great design! Love the idea about layering them in opposite directions - I wouldn't have recognised this at first!

Laura K, Bucks

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous die and card, very useful background that coul be used In many ways
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jayona said...

I love the way you have turned this simple die into a trellis. Ideal for filling with blossoms bought previously.

Janice Brummett said...

I love this die and how you made a trellis. Would never have thought about using this way. Just looking at it NOW -I can see many different designs. Thanks for turning on my "light bulb"!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The herringbone pattern is equally striking.
Véronique L