Friday, 14 June 2019

Twin Holly Spray


Hello crafters!  Again, I hate to have to say, but this is the final day of the Christmas release blog launch.  IT seems to have gone by so quickly!  This post is dedicated to the Twin Holly Sprays die set.  There are actually three dies in this set. The two holly dies are hooked together, but cut out separately and two matching berry dies.  I decided to hook the two sprays so that you could cut them out and use the negative as a border or part of a frame, I found it to be an interesting shape.  The holly sprays have been nipped apart and used as accents around the vellum poinsettias in the samples shown.  It's comment time, you know the drill!  I( will be back at noon for the second post.  All for now. Sue x

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108 comments:

Clai01 said...

The leaves and berries look very realistic Sue for the holly, it's been a super die launch x
Thank you

Sunset Bay said...

Another gorgeous card. Very useful die xx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card and, and a very pretty die set.
Wow these day's have gone so quickly, thank you Sue.
Take care Kitty Davies.

TDQ Karen said...

I do love holly and these are more delicate than most. really useful and pretty and will add a lovely element to cards

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and design, i have your other holly dies so i need this one! Thank you Helen Terry

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, another die that was added to my list when our pre-launch e-mail filtered through its really pretty and will add that final touch to our festive cards, tags or any project but I was thinking that a very careful snip to remove the holly leaves maybe one of your teensy weensy flowers from some of your floral collections could take the place of the holly giving us a gorgeous swirl with the odd sugared pretty little flower. I've just used the tiny flower (from the tree die which has the bird box, tiny birds and rope swing) I've added the flower to the tree in lots of the branches, and it looks so pretty like apple blossoms, it took a lot of cuts but so worth it, so we could do the same with this die, making it another all year round die. Really looking forward to the rest of the launch but such a shame its our last day of four posts. Whatever your plans for the day hope it's a lovely one xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome elements to this pretty set of dies! Nothing says the holidays like holly designs.... a favorite!

hollyberry said...

Beautiful Holly springs.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a perfect addition to the christmas foilage, love the idea of the left and right facing leaves and the separate berries, another winner for me.

Shame it is the last day, I hope as a result thst you will gain some more blog followers.

Stay safe health and happy hugs June Smith xxx xxx

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Love these dies
Luv
Karen xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and die Sue xx Hazel

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, an absolutely gorgeous card, and how perfect is this die with the winter foliage, my mind is whirring with ideas of how to use this one. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, this holly spray is on my list but it seems to be much more after reading your blog and so versatile. I also like Steph’s idea of snipping the leaves and replacing with flowers for all year round use.
Marion S x

Scottydog said...

I love the holly spray, so delicate & Christmassy. I love your finishing touches & they really do give the card a nice finish. You usually save the best ‘til last & they are usually flowers but we have had the poinsettias so I’m at a loss to think what it will be! I wait with baited breath! Roll on midday. Thank you Sue.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Another great die set. I like the seperate berries too xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card I love everything about it and love the Holly spray and berries die

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Love
Hunnymummy54 MK
xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty card with lots of gorgeous detail. X
Janice K AC Bucks

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card & Die.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another lovely set of dies, so pretty. The card is beautiful too.

Barbara V

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful holly dies Sue x they're so pretty on your card x I love how you have the berries separate so if you cut them in traditional colours you don't have to waste lots of card cutting the whole die x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Lovely and delicate. Really like this.
Jan
Northampton

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a wonderful and delicate card.
The sprays are so fine and detailed. I love it!

Rolf xxx

dj from kettering said...




A good start to the last day, it has gone by solo
quickly,lovely card,


Doreen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Lovely holly spray dies.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

Another gorgeous card and perfect dies. Love them, thank you Sue xxx

BenteS said...

Beautiful card and a lovely die :))

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and do love the holly spray die. Looking forward to the final releases later. Love Jean from Corsham xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue a useful die that can be used all year round with a bit of snipping and flower decoration xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card today & a very versatile die set. Yvonne xx

sandyh said...

Love the holly

sandyh(hull)

Anne said...

Love the holly leaves, Sue. A great idea to have the berries on a separate die.

Anne (Northampton)

foxyg said...

Fabulous!!

Magic Maggie said...

These are just great....incredibly handy as a 'finishing touch'.

love

Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

What a delicate die this is, a wonderful one to give that all important finishing touch to our Christmas cards.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very pretty card and very clever holly sprays. I can see these becoming very handy.
YvonneMayxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Well now,we are almost at the end of the ride and I wonder how many of us have not been able to pick out a favourite. This morning's present is absolutely gorgeous and also interesting when looking at the possibilities. I adore the vellum flowers too and making flowers is not my forte because of my low vision but I'm tempted to try again,
I hope that everyone has a great day.
Marie P.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful die Sue and such a gorgeous card xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue last dayits gone so fast and what a great collection of beautiful of dies very hard to pick out favourites as they are all so brilliant
Your card is lovely thank you for all the help sue these new dies will be a great help if you make your cards for charity or just for family and friends I do hope our blog family will grow from this beautiful launch see you later
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

Netty The Runner said...

Love this card Sue, it’s so pretty. The vellum flowers are gorgeous and the holly sprays that sit behind them are so delicate.
Annette x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. That die set is gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
More useful dies, love the delicate card.
Lydia
X

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely Holly Die set Sue. And just perfect to sit under those beautiful poinsettias. Another lovely Christmas foliage set and a truly stunning sample card on our last day of the Christmas launch. Thankyou so much Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Karen K said...

Hi Sue
Lovely delicate dies. Very pretty.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
What a stunning card this morning and the Holly Sprays die set is beautiful . I love how you are able to create corners or just snip into the die cuts to go with flowers. The extra details of being able to die cut the berries ( the berries would work as snow falling or snow balls to go with your snowman)
Wendy , Pussycats

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love these holly embellishments, they remind me off some of the older leaves and the card is gorgeous..
Hugs
Muriel x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, Oh well, all good things must come to an end, but what a lovely way to begin your last day.
Gorgeous card and the holly sprays are really versatile. Being able to snip them apart means that they could be used to form a wreath too. Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and useful holly sprays.
Kate from Kendal

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The Holly Sprays are beautifully elegant and you’ve thought of everything, giving the berries separately and linking the two sprays to give a lovely border or frame. The launch seems to have gone so quickly but instead of feeling sad that this is the last day, I’m going to be excited to see all your lovely Christmas cards appearing on the blog every week, will it still be on a Friday?

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L in Belfast

Glennis F said...

A very useful die to use at Christmas
Glennis in nz

Kay said...

Morning Sue

Another great die for the finishing touches needed to take your card to wow. Such a pretty card to show them off.

Kay (crazy cat lady)

Anonymous said...

Love the card
Elizabeth Bennett

Arlyn O said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card and die so simple. Dont be said its nearly over because you'll be on TV soon to show us some beautiful cards and demonstrations. A

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another stunning card today to showcase the lovely and very useful holly spray.
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a pretty card and just perfect for this lovely die. It will be such a useful addition to our collections!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue

Lovely die love the swirls

Jenny Briggs

stitchingranny said...

So pretty and delicate, though I personally would use tiny gems for the berries it is nice to have the option so that you can cut berries if you would like to .

Hugs Helen from Derbyshire xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card and dies. Your holly dies are very delicate and pretty.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card to wake up to. One can never have enough foliage!!
Hugs
Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this die. love Jean Z xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the touches of red and the vellum flowers. I am intrigued with the 'hooked' twin holly sprays and look forward to seeing the negative used as a frame. Your holly dies are always so very useful and I love the swirls on these ones.

Frances

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well I have made it back for the last day of the launch! Have been unable to comment since last Saturday. Haven’t even had a chance to ‘pop in’ until this morning.
I have a day of catching up on what will without doubt be a bevy of beauties in the form of all the cards that I have missed out on in my absence.
What a beautiful card to return to. This is gorgeous. The Holly Spray is a lovely finishing touch but no doubt it will be a lovely feature in its own right!
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

CarolT said...

Lovely dies and so versatile

Carol (Killingworth)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Hard to believe it's the last day, it's been a fabulous week and some amazing new dies to drool over. The twin holly foliage is a very useful addition and this mornings card is stunning.
Tooth Fairy Jo.

forgetmeknot said...

Hi Sue these are so nice. loving the collection. Hugs Sue

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,love the velum flowers & the holly is just right for thr finishing touches.
Best wishes
Karen M

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Yes, it has gone so quickly! I can’t believe it’s the last day. I love the card. I’m always drawn to the red and white ones, especially for Christmas . The dies are great. You’ve provided as always the opposite facing ones too. Very, very useful dies. Love them.

Love Helen xxx

rjsmusic said...

Beautiful card and die!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous dies and beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

scrAPpamondo said...

Cute and delicate holly, so elegant in white, but surely gorgeous in any other colour!
A must have!

Pawprintx4 said...

A little holly to brighten up a Christmas card is always useful. Pretty card.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

CraftyJo said...

Very cute and what a great idea to leave them 'hooked' to enable the negative to be used.

Jackie Durrant said...

Such a pretty card and I live the holly sprays. These will be so useful xx

ursula said...

Oh so pretty to go with beautiful poinsettias on those Christmas cards...beautiful card Sue...luv Ursula from Verwood....xxxx

CCM said...

I cannot believe this is the last day. At least this is not the last post...

The Twin Holly Sprays die set is lovely and of course, like all your dies Sue, is so useful. Genius idea to hooked them together giving us the possibility to use the negative as a border.
Love it. Love the card, too.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Liz said...

Super card, I love red and white cards for Christmas. The holly dies are lovely.

Liz Cavill - Crafty Sunflower xx

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue
The vellum poinsettias are beautiful with the holly sprays behind them.
Lisa J in Victoria

lritchie said...

Another must have die for Christmas crafts! Beautiful card as well Sue!

Lori from Canada

Geordie Jan said...

Hi Sue this is gorgeous and is on my must have list love it x

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous set I like the idea of being able to hook them together to create borders and corners
Karenlotty

Eunice in Edmonton said...

Wow beautiful card, the holly sprigs look fantastic!!

sued99 said...

Really love these. I’d use them for other occasions not just Christmas. X

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

You can never have too many of this type of die and this one is no exception - straight onto the wish/want list lol... Beautiful post to show it off.

sandieann21 said...

Lovely as is the embossing folder you have used.

Craftychris said...

Love this die set, it looks amazing on your gorgeous card cut out in white! Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

Kirstie Black said...

These are just gorgeous - could see myself layering a few together to make a wreath. Engineergirl x

June Ballenger said...

Stunning Sue I LOVE FOLIAGE xxxxx

Rosie JT said...

I keep forgetting to 'prove I'm not a robot' so I think I've posted my comments but I haven't! I would like to cut loads of these just in gold and silver.Carlisle Rosie

Tressa said...

A great die set. I can picture a background being made out of them.

Teresa

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love these swirly holly leaves I especially like your idea of using the cut out shapes as borders I can't believe this is the last day of the launch its been amazing
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Di said...


Hi Sue
Fabulous card and an equally fabulous die.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Twin holly sprays, beautifully fine detail, I absolutely love these.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love the look of these, delicate and beautiful x

Kim Salisbury said...

Love the new Holly dies, great for layering the berries

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love these dies. Great to tuck in amongst the other Christmas foliage.

Lisbeth

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
The twin holly spray is perfect for that little extra. The card is gorgeous.

Darlene from SK said...

Another lovely and useful die. Love it!
Darlene from PB SK

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and fabulous dies!
Hugs x
Heather T

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Lovely holly....essential for Christmas!! Beautiful.
Hugs
Sam Salter (snuffy snoo)
xxxxxxxxxx

susyjune said...

These are lovely new holly diers and a lovely card

Susan Foster said...

Very elegant holly sprays! Christmas is coming .....
Susan Foster from Croydon

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card and die Sue. A great idea of Steph's to snip the holly off and replace with tiny flowers. A versatile die again xx

Laura O said...

Beautiful card sue another stunner love the holly flourish. Laura o Springfield

Rosie said...

Simply gorgeous Sue. I do so love these holly flourishes. You can never have too many flourishes. Gorgeous card too.
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxx

Janet in Menston said...

Fab holly spray & gorgeous card

Janet Wilson in Menston

Lisa.m.hilder@gmail.com said...

Great holly leaves which can be cut up or used as a whole. I love this foliage with the swirls and would even use the swirls on their own by snipping the holly off. Thanks sue lisa xx

Seafield Jo said...

These are so beautiful. The days have flown by!

Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Holly Sprays with their separate berries. A great idea.
Véronique L

Sandra said...

A very useful die set for holiday and winter cards. Snip the holly leaves off and use it as a flourish any time of the year.
Sandra Smith
Queen Creek, AZ