Saturday, 1 June 2019

Hummingbird Circle Card

Hi bloggers!  Today is a big day for a couple of reasons.  First of all it is our Julia Watts Birthday, so a giant HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to her.  And secondly, because it is another big birthday for my blog!  Particraft is officially 10 years old today!!  Can you believe it?  This blog was started a whole ten years ago (it seems like a lightning flash in how fast it has gone by!)  I would have liked to have posted a birthday card but it is a video day and the videos are already arranged on a schedule at CE for me.  I have a cute Hummingbird card to share with you though!

Don't forget Jamie Rodgers has one more show this morning on Create and Craft at 7am!

The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, oh another beauty the colours are gorgeous looks like a real piece of Wedgwood. Vi from down under.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue I will wish Julia a happy birthday I can't forget because It's my birthday too.
Beautiful card.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue and Happy 10th Anniversary of your blog.
Marion S x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh, wow!! Happy Happy Birthday to PartiCraft!!! :D It's a great milestone!
Amazing card, love all the layers and the sweet hummingbird!!!

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Happy Birthday Queen of backgrounds Julia and CONGRATULATIONS Sue on the 10th anniversary of your wonderful blog something you must be very proud of, I'm not sure when I found you but I'm so glad I did. I actually noticed a card of yours on pinterest last week made a while ago (year's ) and I had to smile, because if you placed that sample next to one of today's samples it's like we've all watched each other's work mature, from your Spellbinder days to your designs now with your own brand - how crafting has changed.
Today's sample is so pretty with your choice of blue mixed with milk card I think makes the perfect base to show just how delicate and beautiful your own brand is. So thank you for you and Particraft, my smile when I'm low, and I'll support you for as long as you are here and I know many others will say the same. Celebrate and have a wonderful day, hopefully finding time to see what a great job Jamie is doing xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Gorgeous and elegant card Sue and Happy 10th Anniversary of your blog.

gr karin

stitchingranny said...

A very pretty card today, reminds me of the beautiful pottery done by Josiah Wedgewood. Congratulations on your blogoversary. I have followed you since quite near the beginning Sue, but where does time go? it certainly doesn't feel like 10 years. I am looking forward to the tutorial but as hubby is still asleep in the next room it shall have to wait for a little while longer. Right better go and wish Julia a Happy Birthday too.

Hugs Helen xxx said...

Morning Sue.
and to Julia.
Thank you Sue a lovely card and video.
Take care and celebrate, Kitty.

ahappycrafter50 said...

What an achievement - well done Sue! Already wished Julia a happy birthday!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a BIG Happy Birthday to your blog Sue, is it really 10 years, wow they have flown past, Just think of all those stunning samples and inspirations that you have given us over those years, we are so lucky to have your blog. thank you. Also a great Big happy birthday to Julia Watts, another lady who has inspired so many of us. It is also my middle son's birthday today, there must be something about this day. They say everything runs in 3's.

I am loving this creation but will watch the video later, I so want to do this one, all the 3d dies that you have brought out over the past year are exceptionally creative and a joy to use.

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card today. Congrats to you on the 10 year Anniversary of your blog-that’s an amazing achievement.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on your blog 10th anniversary! And what a beautiful card to celebrate it. I look forward to watching the video later.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

My, ten years pass so fast. Celebrate your anniversary and thank you for another lovely card. Really like the delicate colours. Thank you Sue xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Happy 10th year anniversary of starting your blog. I cannot remember how I actually found you on line but that was a magical day for me. I loved what you were doing and wondered if I could possible do something like you. I bought my first Spellbinders machine but had to order my dies from England as they were not sold here in the States. I had no idea what I was doing but I would watch and study your videos and your appearances on the craft channel and follow your blog and I have to say its been a wonderful journey.

Your card today is lovely. The design is lovely and I like how you have used your dies. The color is so clean and fresh looking. Will watch the video later.

Have a wonderful day.


Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Congratulations on 10 marvellous blog years providing us all with such a variety of wonderful cards & inspiration! Today's card is lovely the combination of beautiful dies & shades of blue are just perfect Jamie has been doing a fantastic job demoing your dies I hope ypu all have a great day

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy Anniversary to you and your blog, it's always a treat to see what delight is waiting for me each and every morning. The inspiration and ideas are wonderful, long may they continue.
Happy birthday to Julia too!

I love the soft colours in today's card and the beautiful cutwork detail. Thank you for another great tutorial. X

dj from kettering said...

Happy blog day Sue!!!!

Happy birthday to Julia!

A lovely Wedgewood coloured card today as well!!

Doreen x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. And a Massive Happy Birthday Paertycraft. I know I didn't find you untill a few years ago.... but even those years have passed quickly. And I have made many friends through the blog. Some we havnt seen for a while...but our loyal bloggers are with you all the way Sue. So many Congratulations. Today's card is as usual beautiful. I am only sorry I can't see the video until I get back. So here's to the next 10 years Sue and Thankyou so much for all your hard work and inspiration you give to all your Party craft family. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card. Congratulations on your 10 years blogging, you have shown us some wonderful cards and given many hints and tips so a big thank you Sue look forward to many more years.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card with lovely colours. Happy birthday on your 10 year blog anniversary.xx

Anonymous said...

HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTICRAFT, SUE. Thank you for all your inspiration kindness and for making us all better crafters.
Beautiful card will have to watch video tonight. Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs SNOOPY DOG 2 xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, Happy Birthday to the blog xx Hazel

karenlotty said...

Happy Birthday to the blog! Wow!
Your card is beautiful

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely soft colours for this beautiful card.. The hummingbird is so sweet. Happy Birthday Sue’s blog.
Annette x

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgous card in a beautiful blue which is rapidly becoming a favourite colour of mine. Many congratulations to Julia on her birthday and also your blog's 10th birthday - that must mean we have seen at least 3,650 cards, not counting your launches! Fantastic. Sending best wishes

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really beautiful, love the colours. Happy Blog Birthday, wow 10 years, that is a while. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Suemac said...

Happy Birthday to the blog

A beautiful card for the occasion.

Clai01 said...

Happy Birthday to Julia x she is a star !
and Happy Birthday to the Particraft blog ! x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Happy birthday particraft xxxxx you must be so proud Sue and rightly so x 10 years ago I didn't even know what a blog was !!! I never thought I would ever be able to make a card anything like yours but with your daily blog and fantastic videos you have inspired me so much , still not up to your standard but getting there x so a big thankyou Sue x
Today's card is beautiful x I love the colours and cannot wait to watch the video x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I remember first seeing you on create and craft I think it was a stamping show and it wasn't your designs but you were amazing. Happy 10th anniversary may you have many more. Happy birthday to Julia and Jan

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
A massive Happy Birthday to Particraft and its a pleasure to pop on here each day and thank you for all your hard work. To days card has your name all over it, straight away you can its a Stunning sue wilson card. Thank you for creating the video and all your hard work.
Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Happy Birthday Particraft! Happy Birthday Julia! Thank you for today's gorgeous card, I have to go out shortly but will watch the video later.


Helen Terry said...

Hi sue congratulations on your success!! A stunning card and fabulous dies. Thanks Helen xx

Sandy G said...

Lovely card and huge congratulations on the 10th anniversary of your blog! Long may it continue.

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning all and Happy Birthday to Julia and to the blog
Thank you so much for the video today Sue. It's so lovely to actually watch you create your magic and Humming Birds are amongst my favourite creatures.I love the card you have created and as I do have the right die for this one I will certainly have a go.
Have a great weekend.
Marie P.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Birthday to Julia and to the blog.
This card is fabulous, and I love your humming bird.
Color's are fabulous, too.

Tressa said...

Very pretty card.

Congratulations on achieving ten years of blogging. I suspect there are but a handful of craft bloggers who have managed to consistently produce a blog over such a long period. Long may you continue!


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Congratulations on reaching such a milestone with your blog, I can't believe it is as long ago as ten years when it all began. Love today's offering with all it's delicate features and I would have to say that the humming bird is my favourite of the layered dies.

Lisbeth said...

Congratulations Sue - wow ten years of dedicated inspiration!!. Thank you. Looking forward to many more years.
Fatima x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a very happy birthday to your blog. Even though it isn’t a birthday card it is just so beUtiful, the dies and the colours. It reminds me too of a piece of Wedgewood. The hummingbird is so sweet.

Barbara V

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue happy birthday to your blog. Ten years that really is dedication. Your card is gorgeous. I love it. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Happy birthday to your blog and too Julia. The card is stunning and would work just as easily as a birthday card for today.

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, a very Happy Birthday blog to you. It's been an amazing 10 years and I'm so glad I found you. It's great to see how your styles have changed over time which has definitely influenced my card making. THANK YOU so very much. I still have printed copies of many of your samples, carefully kept in my husband's old shirt boxes. (His shirts are long gone)!!
Love the colours of today's card. In fact with the addition of one of your stick pins and beautiful bows; it would make a lovely birth day card. I do love the little humming bird. Hugs xx Pauline

thecraftycavalier said...

Oh my goodness - 10 years!! Happy Blog Anniversary! What an amazing amount of inspiration you have given us all over 10 years :-) Thank you for all that you do. And, a very Happy Birthday to the lovely Julia Watts xx

Scottydog said...

A beautiful card with which to celebrate your blog birthday. I like the way the centre of the card has been recessed with the hummingbird looking in. Lovely colour.

Ten years really is a great achievement & everyday at that. Thank you so much Sue for all your inspiration & your generosity & hard work. Hope the next ten years are even more inspirational! (Is that possible?)

Pawprintx4 said...

A wonderfully successful blog for sure. Congratulations on the blog's 10th anniversary. I look forward to many more.
Jan, Happy Birthday to you, also.
I will watch this video with my coffee now,
Have a wonderful Saturday to all,
Stephanie K

Geordie Jan said...

Hi sue love this cards gorgeous colours . And a huge thank you for 10 years of Inspiration and fantastic demos, dies you have brought us all... Thank you Sue looking forward to the next 10 years xx said...

Happy Birthday, Sue! And Congratulations on
your 10th Anniversary! That is quite and achievement!
Sharon in Toronto

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue congratulations on you ten year birthday, and thank you for all the inspiration you have given us over that time,ou have certainly helped me with lots of ideas and shown me so many new techniques. Happy birthday to Julia.
Beautiful card today
Wendy x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Congratulations on your Particraft's 10 anniversary. That's awesome. And just think of all those cards you have made and shared with us here. WOW!!! Lovely hummingbird card today. Thanks for the helpful video.

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card, wonderful ideas that can be used on any card. Love that Hummingbird!!!

HelenS said...

Happy birthday Julia and many congratulations on your inspirational blog I love it and have followed you for many years. In fact, it was through watching you on TV years ago that I got into crafting xx

CraftyJo said...

Wow! Can't believe it's been 10 years! Yikes, it a sign of getting old isn't it - when time flies like that? Lovely card today :)

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely card! Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! That really is something to celebrate so go on, spoil yourself.
Best wishes for the next ten years!
Doreen R

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary Sue. I hope you have many more to come.

Thank you for all you do. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy 10th anniversary to you and Particraft, I wish I could say I’d been with you from the beginning but it wasn’t until March 2013 when I discovered you and I don’t think I’ve missed a day commenting since. A beautiful card today and as always a great video, thank you for the daily inspiration. Happy birthday to Julia as well

Love and hugs to everyone

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card!
Thank you for the demo.
Happy birthday. I love your blog and the inspiration you give us.
VĂ©ronique L

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card today I love the soft blue colour combo
CONGRATULATIONS on your Blog birthday 10 years where do the year's go. You should be very proud.
Love Lynda xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue,another stunning card, love the Hummingbird. Love Jean xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous, love the hummingbird and the soft blue & white colour.
Di B.x

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and great video. Congratulations on your 10 years. I hope you are still enjoying all the great inspiration you give everyone. Hope it continues for a long, long time. Arlyn

sued99 said...

Such a pretty card. Congratulations on 10 years of your blog. It is very inspirational and I look forward to reading it every day. X

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Congratulations on your 10th Blog anniversary. So much wonderful inspiration every day - thank you xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Congratulations on your blogs ten year anniversary. That is some achievement. Great card today as always. I will have to watch the video tomorrow now as I’ve been out all day and need my bed!

Love Helen xxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow !!! 10 years !!! Congratulations Sue. Like many others I look forward to Blog time every day, depending on the time of year from 3 - 5 pm every day. I watch all of your videos, follow instagram and facebook groups and of course spend as much spare time as possible making cards with your fabulous dies and products. Since retirement your blog has made a huge difference to me and I know to many others too, Thank you !
Happy birthday Jan x
Love your gorgeous little hummingbird today and the perfect Wedgewood colours
Muriel x

CCM said...

An elegant card and great video.
Hugs from Toronto

Dawn Holben said...

Stunning stunning Stunning, i love this. The detail on those dies is so pretty and i adore the hummingbird x

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue love this card thanks Helen xxx