Monday, 25 February 2019

Happy Birthday

 Hello crafters!  Thank you for such a warm welcome back this past weekend!  Sharing one of the cards from the shows, here is the Millie die.  I started with a piece of Ruby card and cut an aperture in the middle with the Millie die single cutting edge.  Next I embossed the card with the Eternal Ivy Embossing Folder for texture.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it to a piece of coconut white card.  Next I recessed a cut version of the Millie die down into the aperture.  I cut the outer decorative edge die in black and glued it to the outer lip of the aperture.  Using the centre die from the Millie set, I cut it in white and added a ruby red card backing to it and attached it to the centre of the care with foam.  I added the Happy Birthday Shadowed sentiment in black with a white shadow.  I made three tiny flowers using the Petite Forget Me Nots set and added them around the sentiment.  A multi layered frame was made using the Double Stitched Squares and added over the card with foam.  White, ruby red and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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54 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card thank you.
Thank you Sue for all the brilliant shows yesterday.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Thank you for this lovely card and I really enjoyed your shows.
Jan x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a stunning card this morning showing of the Millie die and mini sentiment. The embossed background and framing on the design all work beautifully together. I remember you saying about changing the colour and it does give a different feel.
It was lovely to see you back and I loved all the shows. The demos and samples were brilliant.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A striking design using a very pretty die. x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue enjoyed watching you on your shows over the weekend and catch up so useful too. Millie is a pretty die and I really like the petite forget me not die xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, it was wonderful to see you on Hochanda over the weekend, got some catching up to do on a couple of episodes but have taped them so can watch at my leisure. As always lots of tips and techniques, thank you.

The Millie die is the 1st one I purchased from your new release (got lots of others now) and I must say it is so beautiful, and this sample shouts out to me to make it.

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

ahappycrafter50 said...

Lovely card. Really enjoyed the shows I’ve watched - two still to see. Thank you for your tips.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I’ve recorded your shows to watch at my leisure.
B xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I love the Millie die and as your card shows, she does make a beautiful one. Today's card is bold and bright and really makes a statement.

Loved all of your shows this weekend and the samples were magnificent.

Rest up and have a great day.


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, Millie is one of my favourites from the latest release.
Really enjoyed all the shows , so many cards! Thank you for all the hints and tips, especially how to cut the triple layer dies, I was doing it all wrong.
Marion S x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. It was so nice to see you Saturday but an hour every blue (or red) moon is never enough for us, so I'm so looking forward to spending my post market coffee and lazy day watching your recorded shows from yesterday. It was so sad to hear you explain how your blog numbers have dropped, I don't get it, Paul has a thousand plus members and the 'sister' group from round the globe also has so many members too, so why the blog numbers remain so low stuns me ! So, I'm spending my day with you today and what a way to start the week, the only thing that spoils it is the screen lol to spend the day in real time is just one of hundreds pipe dreams lol looking forward to watching you put this gorgeous sample together later. Sending hugs xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful elegant card. Loved all your shows thank you.

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue, and I am eagerly awaiting my delivery of Millie and the rest of my order from Hochanda. Enjoyed your shows, thank you. Have a good

MarieP.fromLongridge said...

Good morning Sue.
Of all days for my PC to fail me it was yesterday so I didn't get to see any of your shows..
I hope there is access to rewind today although I think it's only available on TV.
However it's another day now and today's offer is brilliant to say the least.

Vye for now.
Marie P.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Millie is my favourite from the last release, I have already used her such a lot, very pretty in the usual blues and pastels and you have shown here how dramatic she can be too.
Am about to go on to rewind and catch your shows, Marie P I always watch them on my iPad, hope you can get them
Muriel x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great card and colours . Love Jean Z xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue fabulous card I love the Millie die she's so pretty I'm enjoying watching some of your Sunday shows that I recorded today you made some gorgeous cards with your triple dies

June Horrocks said...

It was lovely to see your your brilliant shows sue enjoyed every single one the dies were beautiful and then the finished cards were beautiful thank you sue
Why the blog numbers have gone down is a mystery to me I live in the north of England and all the craft shows my daughter and I go to people love your dieslove your work Julia and all the company
Thank you sue
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - fantastic shows over the weekend and full of different ideas and tips. All the cards were stunning. Sending best wishes

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card today Sue. The colours.. the dies.... the design all very lovely. I couldn't catch the shows yesterday as we were packing .... getting ready to come home from our holiday in Hurgarda.
We arrived safe in the early hours of this morning about 3 thirty. Only had a couple hours sleep and now have to get myself back into my Monday routine at my line dance class.... which..... I have to say I really really missed all my ladies and my dancing. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

karenlotty said...

I managed to catch a couple of your shows and picked up lots of tips about using your triple dies (I relented and bought Tina so far) and to “moisten” Luna pastes etc
Lovely card today you cannot beat black white and red

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous card. I really like Millie - a lot!
The shows were all fab. I love watching you work/play. It’s always wonderful watching the amazing cards coming together but the hints and tips that you share along the way are like lightbulb moments for me.
All the dies are stunning and every card you made and the samples shown were pure genius. I wish your appearances were more frequent.
Happy Monday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue.
Lovely card. Really enjoyed the shows yesterday.

Anne said...

This looks as if it is in a proper picture frame, Sue. Beautiful. Have the shows recorded.

Anne (Northampton)

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card. Loved your shows, love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful die set. Loved the shows, did anyone tell you, you have an infectious laugh. Hugs WINTERWARM. xxx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful pretty card today and loved all your shows as well on Hochanda, great tips ideas and cards too as always

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great shows over the weekend and I hope you enjoyed doing them as much as I enjoyed watching them. What a really striking card today showing just how pretty Millie is. Love the colours.


ursula said...

Love the colour combination, I watched your shows Sue and yes it was wonderful to have you back on our screens...nothing like a bit of Sue Wilson to give us all your products, just come have a peak in my craft room, it is plastered with all things Sue Wilson and Creative Expressions....beautiful card today, luv Ursula xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very striking in the ruby, black and white.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, stunning card to start the week off. Sue, you'll have me bankrupt before very long. I didn't include Millie when ordering some of your latest dies, but will have to now I've seen her in all her splendour.
So glad you all enjoyed Sue's shows;well, it would be rude not to as she is one very inspirational lady. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is a lovely all gender card and, change the message, an all occasion card too.
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, I love this card, they're are just my colours, too. And whilst I've got the Vivian,Lesley, Jocelyn - Millie was missing. But now ordered.......... Thank God there's no council Tax to pay next month................ But what the hell, I'M WORTH IT.... and that's the maxim every crafter should live by.
Have a lovely week, Sue .. and to the Wilsonettes....
Hugs, Rose

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Striking card, love the background sentiments. Enjoyed your shows....

Kate's Cards said...

This card has real punch! What a dramatic mantlepiece winner! Xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, enjoyed all your shows and all the fabulous cards,

Love and hugs to everyone

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, it was so lovely to have you on our screens over the week-end, it is always a joy to watch you creating and we would love to see you more often. Today's card is striking and I love the design but do prefer the card you made in pastel colours although I know some will prefer these strong colours. You really do cater for all tastes.

Rose - I like your style! :-)


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Maria said...

Hi Sue.
Wonderful cards and the show was brilliant and so nice to see
you back on our screens. Today's card is a bit strong but it
still gorgeous.
Hugs to all ,Maria x

Pawprintx4 said...

Your shows were all great. I always learn watching you and also on You Tube. You are an excellent instructor.
Millie is on my short list and if my furnace man leaves me with any spare money, I will order her today.Your samples were just gorgeous on Hochanda. This was not my favorite with Millie but it is still a pretty card.
Have a great day,
Stephanie K

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sued99 said...

A very striking card. Well my recording machine failed to record most of your shows! I saw a few bits live and am hoping to catch up with them on rewind! X

Tressa said...

The use of black and red make this a very elegant card.

Hope to do a concerted catch of your shows tonight. I spent most of yesterday emptying out the contents of my teenie kitchen ready for the kitchen fitter's arrival early this morning so wasn’t able to watch anything till late last night.


Suzzette Yandle said...

This is a dramatic card design. I enjoyed your Hochanda shows, especially the personal shout-out greeting to me. You make me feel so special. I love it. Wishing you a fantastic week.

Netty The Runner said...

A really lovely card Sue. It was great to see you on TV with your fabulous demos. Ordered the layering dies, can’t wait to receive them. Please don’t leave it too long before you return to our TV screens.
Annette x

freedomlass said...

Good Evening Sue, hope you have a little time to relax after your hectic weekend, I love the way you have made this card using the red & black makes it very striking.

thanks for sharing


Tres said...

Hi Sue. I love today's beautiful card, using one of my favourite dies from your latest die release "Millie" !!! I think this die is one of your prettiest designs yet Sue. Lovely colours you have used but personally I prefer more muted/ pastel colours. Still, it is very bold and striking. Lovely sentiment dies and such cute little tiny flowers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card today Sue.
I really loved all your fab shows on Hochanda yesterday. You made some truly stunning cards and gave us all some fab tips and tricks for using the dies. It was an absolute delight seeing my crafty hero on the tv !!! I really wish you were on tv more often Sue. I have to say I loved your card yesterday. Eliza is another die that I really love. I will get it next pay day hopefully. Love the background on this card to. The slate grey colour looks great with the Enchanted gold Guilding Polish. Thank you Sue. Lots of love from Tres X X X

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgeous and so impressive with this colours combo!

dj from kettering said...

What a great card, so bright and

Doreen x

Eunice Astle said...

Not really a red person but the card is very intricate and enchanting!!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Another fabulous card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Fikreta said...

Beautiful card!