Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Shaped Background Technique

Hello my crafty friends!  I've got a good one for you today!  Don't forget, your background dies can be used for loads of things beside just a simple background for your card!

We had a last minute call from C & C yesterday wanting some more die shows today.  Unfortunately, my schedule was full, but John Lockwood has kindly agreed to step up and do the shows today at 10am and 3pm.  This will be John's solo debut, but he did a stellar job last Thursday so I know he will do a great job!  Don't forget to tune in and see his fabulous demos!

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Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty Crew!!

Very bright and jolly card today love the background die.

Good Luck for Johns shows today!!

Take care if you are out and about its very windy!!

have a good day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I just love the card. The colours are just right.
Regards, Evis M.

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Brilliant card and video, thank you. take care all. Kitty.

Breezes said...

Another great idea from Sue - thank you ! I shall try this later - can see it working well with both my French and Austrian background dies ! As always a beautiful card and can't wait to see John later, though of course it would have been lovely to see Sue as well.


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Will look forward to watching your video this evening. Card looks lovely. On a crafting retreat all week so I am going to try and visit your blog early before we start if I can. Must try and remember to catch up with Johns programmes later on the app. What a lovely day, crafting all day and then you two to look forward to tonight.! SueL x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Absolutely stunning card love the colour combo great video to thank you tracyw x

Muriel said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card, the French collection is so elegant and really suit the colour scheme,
thank you

Muriel x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love todays card, so pretty.
Will watch the video in a few mins.
Sorry that you couldn't do the shows today, that would have been lovely, but John will do a grand job if his debut last week was anything to go by : )
Pam, I hope you are ok, I always worry when I don't see your comment at the top of the list.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

a lovely card Sue xx

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card today, I think the French background and corner collection are stunning, it's my birthday next week so fingers crossed there will be a surprise in amongst my pressies! Love the Burgundy colour combo. Looking forward to watching John on C&C later. Regards, Linda.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Stunning card, looking forward to watching the video tonight. Will set the magic machine for John's shows - he did brilliantly with you last week.
Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card today - l love the colour.
As I was away last week I'm still catching up with your shows, so I haven't had the pleasure of seeing John yet. So even more delights later.
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sie,
This is really pretty - love the colours.
Beverley W

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, brilliant colour, love the background!
Good luck with the shows John, we will be watching......
Gail Cx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today Sue, I will check out the video later, love the colour combinations.

Will be watching John, I know he will do well and am looking forward to it.

Have a great Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
What A Truly Fabulous Card And A Fantastic Video, What Else Could I Ask For, On A Very Wet And Windy Morning. I Love The Richness Of The Colours You Have Chose To Use. The Stunning French Background Is Awesome And Like All Your Dies They Cut A Dream, The Colour Of The Background Is Amazing I Haven't Got That Colour Of Foundation Card I Must Get Some As Its So Opulent. I Love How You Have Utilized Your Dies From The French Collection, Even Though I Watch Your Video's Time After Time I Still Don't Utilize My Dies As Much As I Should, I Loved How You Framed Your Background Then Cut The Rest Away. I Loved The Fabulous Detail From
"The Quilted Flower Embossing Folder" Your Embossing Folders Are So Impressive And Give Such A Great Imprint That Is So Tactile To Touch.
I Love The Beautiful Satin Edged Ribbon And Your Amazing Stick Pins.
Sue Thanks For Sharing, Thanks For The Fantastic Video Long May They Continue, Thanks For The Great Photography Shots They Show Your Awesome Amazing Card In Such Detail, I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card in lovely colours. Will watch video later. It is great to watch you making cards, so a huge thank you for all the videos.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Me Again Forgot To Mention "GOOD LUCK" To John
Hugs From Sam x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, just love the colours. Hope to be able to catch John on C&C today, too windy to go out today! Love Jean xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful. John was great last week so I am sure his shows will be fantastic xx

Unknown said...

Good morning sue wow I love this one it so fresh looking I adore the colours you have used. And the design is stunning. I have thes dies s I think I will be having ag at this one. Take care Sue.


Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue from a rather stormy Erskine! Today's card is simply beautiful - I love the raspberry card - such a beautiful colour! Yesterday I made one of your Channel cards using the French Border & am very pleased with the result!
Many thanks for your inspiration!
Janette x

Bea said...

Morning Sue - absolutely love this card - the colours are gorgeous. Will catch John's show thi morning - X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. I love the rich colour. Fab technique. Thanks for sharing.
It's a shame you can't do the extra shows but I am sure that John will do you proud! Will be watching.
Hugs all round.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & a grest use of a background die.


Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing card here again today Sue, you always manage to make everything look elegant and sooo fabulous, and also this one here. Stunning work like everything you ever do. I love this one.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card. That raspberry card is delicious. Super design.
In at the deep end for my mate but Im sure he will do a sterling job again for you.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I know I will be having a go at this design. I will be watching the video when I get back from work and another treat will be watching John. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card this morning with some of my favourite dies. Great use of the background die, I will be trying this later, thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas with us all.

Dolly Daydream said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! A stunning card, the colours are lovely, it looks like a cerise rather than a red. I look forward to watching the video and the shows withJohn later, he is a natural on tv.
Good luck to him.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this card - will watch video later - will be watching John's shows today -
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue from a very wet and stormy Lancashire, I hear all sorts bashing around someone's garden in the distance ! Hope all our Wilsonettes homes are safe with no major damage. Janet, BarbiePink, and other Wilsonettes that are abroad have had the right idea, Im certain Turkey will be safe from this awful storm, but Im not sure about Europe, are you free from the storm girls ?
What crafting retreat ? Where ? Sounds just what I need for that hard kick up the tush !
What can I say about your card today that I dont say about the rest ? Ooh la la maybe. Its beautiful. I only have the border corner and die out of that set, but I use it so much, and yes, the border is a dream, infact the whole set is, in fact ALL your dies are. I 'tried' to get some interest back yesterday starting with a Ruby Anni card to add to my market basket, but the ruby coloured card I used no matter how small the amount for 'popping' purposes was too much for me as I like subtle with heavy coloured card (apart from black) but as Mr L pointed out "its not for you" is it our 40th ? NO so pop it in your cello bag and move on to the next ! Did anyone hear the sound of whip cracking ?!
Anyway Sue, its such a shame you couldn't do today's show's. I did do a double take when flicking through todays show's to see if it was worth watching, then I noticed Sue Wilson dies and promptly pressed the red button. I hope your busy day is enjoyable Sue.

I really need that craft retreat. But in the meantime, Im sending hugs to all that are not well, that are sad, and those finding it hard in anyway today.
Thinking of you all.
Stay safe.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A great card today, love the colour combo. Will have to give this one a try. I am sure John will do an excellent job, I like his style of cards. Take care on this nasty windy wet day, I think you will need your jacket today!!!

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so pretty and such a lovely look to the background. Will watch video later and record John's shows. Best wishes

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue - Well today's card is a treat and its video day too. Also we now have John on C&C as well. What more could we want.
Hope everyone has a good day but please all take care - it's windy out there. Hugs are sent to all in need. Helen K xx

auscrafts said...

Will look forward to watching your video this evening.and the shows today

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! What a treat you've given us this morning it's beautiful! Your video makes it so easy for us to try and replicate. I love the rasberry card it's another 'must have' when will I ever be rich? lol. As you know I always buy the background die first out of your die sets and I learn different ways of using them constantly.
Disappointed it's not you this morning but looking forward to seeing John he did a good job last time. I have had to set the shows on record because I'm out for most of the day.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, thank you - really enjoyed the video and a gorgeous card. Love the frame and the cutout background, great colours and of course your bow and stickpins! Just beautiful.

'P' in Wales

Pam - hope OK? Not where you belong this morning.
Anne Crawford, what a 50th year for you - hope your husband continues to improve but what a frightening time.

cheryl brown said...

Very striking card, loveing the colours AND the bow! Not usually a bow person but this colour a definite yes.
Hugs to Norah, Steph, Pam, Diane, Myra Sandra and a special big one to Anne and hubby Iain.
And to all wilsonettes, a big hug too.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card and stunning colours Sue. Have watched the video and loved it. You make everything seem so simple with your calm deliverance of instructions and I thank you for that. Am out this morning having hair done but the weather is quite foul and very very wet so would rather stay in and craft. I am so ungrateful sometimes, have a great day. xx

Petras Bastelschätze said...

Das ist eine so wundervolle Karte mit einer ganz besondren Akzentsetzung. Die Farbgestaltung ist der Hammer, ganz große klasse!
LG Petra

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and I love the colour. I used this background to make your angel card it looks lovely , Thank you . love Jean Z xx

Patricia said...

God morning Sue,
Love, love, love, this stunning card. Great colours and design.
That's me back from your Moms part of the world. Had a great time and have been looking in on your fantastic creations each day.
Have a good day

Patricia xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Lovely card love the colour...
Happy Crafting....x

Caroljsmith said...

Wow my favourite dies I love these and the card is beautiful sue good luck to john for today's shows.

Val Jones said...

What a beautiful way to use the background die Sue. Lovely card.
Looking forward to John's first solo show. I know he'll be great.
Love val in Spain x

Annie said...

Lovely card, Sue. Gorgeous colours.
Hugs Annie x

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another wonderful video. What a beautiful card today. Such rich colors and such an elegant design. I love it.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful gift this morning. The background die is definitely a NEED and your colours (although I would never have thought of using them) really suit today's format.
This gift has gone into my 'must do' file and I will be using it very very soon.

Lesley said...

Love the card and the colours. Look forward to watching the video later.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Hello Sue - it's me again.
Something went wrong with my post so I hope you don't mind my return.
Norah - Oh how I feel for you and your trees. Although we have had the Willow pruned we still have a very very large Fir; Rowan and a beautiful Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree) in the garden. I know the Willow will grow again but at the moment it really looks bare. We are right on the edge of the Morvan National Park with its wonderful forests and lakes (we decided to buy here because of the forests). The industry in this department is the farming of the forests. When they cut they always replace and not just with fir. It is also the area where most of the Xmas Trees come from for France.
Sandra - Hope Lucy's visit to the hospital yesterday was of some use. We are here until 16th Novemer as we always have Xmas with the family returning to France on Boxing Day for a few weeks. Mr E loves to draw/paint; fights with crossword and suduko books. He also loves to play with wood - last year he built me the most fantastic craft cupboard standing 5ft high and he carved two little plaques -Yorkshire Rose and the Fleur des Lyse for the top two doors. The idea was for me to keep all my crafting stuff in one place. After all this time he still doesn't know how we crafters work!!

To all who are not feeling 100% hope you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Joan D said...

Just look at this fab card. The colours and design so mix and match well together. Just set the video recorder up for today's programmes. Xx

Glennis F said...

Love this - the colours are stunning!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today and what a gorgeous colour too. I really should just bite the bullet and buy that background die as it is so gorgeous,I have the border one which is just. so beautiful . Thank you for sharing. Good luck to john today will try and watch or catch up on laptop later. Been up since silly o'clock as it is our "little" girls 18th birthday today and she opened her presents before she caught the train to college. Think of me collecting balloons and flowers in high winds this morning - I may make the lunchtime news if I take off!
Have a great day
Love Diane G xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the colours on this card, Sue. Beautiful.

Anne (Northampton)

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card
I will check out the video next looking
forward to it and also to see John
I am sure he will be great as he was
last time.
Nancyd xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, loving the use of the background die-cut. I'm off to watch how you did it now !!
Good Luck to John today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Oh. WOW ! This card is Stunning! I Love everything about IT and can't wait to try to duplicate it, I have the dies but not that gorgeous raspberry ribbon, I feel a "need that " coming on. Lol !
I only caught one of your shows last week Sue, which was wonderful , but I have not yet seen John so I'm looking forward to seeing his 10 am show.
THANKYOU ladies for all your comforting words of support , I truly appreciate them, thanks to Diane , Sandra ( lovely words ) Alison Alimecca, Janice W,L Steph, Jess W ,Pat L , Norah ( you have a wonderful gift of a way with words ) MaureenK, Myra P, Brenda L,Angela W, Lynda, Frances Fluffycat ( you made me laugh ) and Maria.I feel very lucky to have blog friends like you all and will pass on your Get Well Soon Wishes to Iain.xo
I'm wondering how June Yorkielass is doing , she hasn't been on much lately and even when she has it wasn't her usual chatty type of comment?
Janet, I love my garden too and had a willow that needed trimmed fairly frequently ( a previous house ) but it always flourished again, I think you just have to relate it to when you have a haircut, it makes you feel good to have good cut occasionally, so just think of the good it's doing the tree.
Well seen I have time to play with stuck in a hotel room with no work to do or toys to play with, but at least I can watch C&C without feeling guilty until it's the visiting this afternoon.
Love and Hugs to all xo

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful, love that gorgeous deep colour

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, sorry you won't be on to demonstrate but I am sure John will do justice to your dies

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the vibrant background colour its colourful but not too much.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card, I love the colour combo. Good luck for John today. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card again Sue. I love the way you show us how to use our dies differently, I haven't got all of the French collection but I am sure I can use my other collections in this way, will try anyway. My delicate daisy dies arrived yesterday so today is for playing with them for my daughter in law's card. Really looking forward to that. Thank you Sue. Xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card love the raspberry colour and your dies too.
Donna Jones

lydia jordan said...

Morning John,
A gorgeous card, love the raspberry red with white a lovely combination. This will surprise you Sue I even love the bow on this one.
Will tune into see John.

Marion said...

Hi Sue another stunning card and great video.looking forward to the shows.
Marion H

Kate's Cards said...

Very Bold.

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
I love today's card Sue in the black, raspberry and white, it is stunning. The French background die and border set are just so beautiful done in any colour and my favourite since getting them for cards, as they are stunning and give fantastic effects every use. What a stoater of a card for today and that beautiful ribbon bow just finishes it off for me first class. I think i am going to have to try and find some of this ribbon as it is so pretty. Thank you Sue for a beautiful card.
Wishing John all the best for his solo shows.
Pam, where are you this morning? I hope that it is just a lie in you are having and nothing else to have kept you from us today.
Granny Sue, i hope you have a great time at your crafters retreat this week, but i think you could have done with a Norah, Steph, Lynne and all the rest of the mad hatters tea party to really enjoy it, but there again you might have needed a holiday to recover from this one if we had come. The one thing i can assure you of it wouldn't have been dull, whether you would have learnt anything is a total different matter.
Well girls, there is no way the trees will grow back as he has cut them down to a 12" stump at the most. Oh i am so upset about them as they gave a great screen and had been planted the first spring after we moved in there. To say my hubby is no gardener is putting it mildly as he sees it as a chore and would have everywhere chipped if he could get away with it. Going in to meet my friend in at Stirling today but since her husband retired we have got a tag a long that moans and groans the whole time about us going around the shops, us stopping for coffee a few times. Our worse crime is window shopping or on the other hand buying something out the pound shop, as it is such a waste of money. I am hoping that he finds a hobby sooner rather than later as this the day that we put the world to rights and go through our frustrations which we can't when he is there. Awh well, just 5 days we have the Glasgow show where we can have a day out that leaves everything to do with the men in our lives at home as i only get the 2 tickets, my disabled one and her carer ticket. So girls, look out for me, the mad woman with WOW badges in the scooter with one in the bun of my hair and one on my top depending at what level you are at. I think i will need to get rid of the plastic bags that are in my boot before then though. I am a recycling fiend where as hubby is a dumper(everything that doesn't move in the bin), so i gave up all the bags and take them to one of the shops that recycle the plastic bags( which is all types of bags i put in). But there again i go raking the bins to take stuff out of the wrong bin and put it in the right one as i just can't do with things being in the wrong place, but hey i am that bad when i go shopping. I resort their clothes rails so that the sizes run to order as i hate seeing them all upside down and higglety pigglety.
We have a beautiful day up here at my Ochils, perhaps not warm, but the sun is out and the storm didn't come to anything up here at Glenochil, but for everyone that it did hit, i hope that you are all safe, property included as they can do such untold damage. Sending hugs to all my Angels in blogland and not at the moment, thinking of you all,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today, love the colours.
Pam hope all is well, not in your usual place!
Take care, Jess x

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card loving the colours and I will try this with some of my dies it looks great!
Looking forward to the shows, John did a great job on Thursday and I have since checked his blog out, very impressive!
Lorna D

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Great video and very pretty card. Absolutely love the raspberry colour and it goes so well with the black. Very sophisticated.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card and video, love the raspberry and white colour scheme. Good luck to John flying solo on C&C today
Pam hope all ok with you and Norah so sad about all your trees
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card just love this card it would have been lovely to have you back on C&C but I am sure John will do us proud
Carol x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the background die used this way.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Unknown said...

The colours of this card are beautiful love the background thanks sue for card and vidio love to all June xxxxc

Robin said...

Great card.

SHARICA said...

Love this card today .. xx

Theresa said...

like the techniques shown but pink is not my thing, no offence meant. you know Sue. however i can see this in other colour combinations which would work as well, hugs xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow I love this stunning card. Your use of dies and the colours are beautiful. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue love the colours in this card. I am just watching John's show on C and C
Denise X

JAO said...

The rich colours wonderful, a lovely card Sue.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful Sue.
Gr Elly

hotpotato said...

Beautiful card Sue, just watching John on C&C now, he's doing fine....it's as though he's been doing it for years.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great card love the colours, hugs Sarah xx

Marg said...

Oh Sue, its stunning. I love the colour combination, the design layout, the dies that you have used... Its so gorgeous and would look so beautiful, framed above my craft area to give me your inspiration to me on a daily basis...
{{{Happy Crafting Hugs}}}
Marg ;0 x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Wow, this card is gorgeous in every way.
Norah, tell your friend that when George retired, I had to work on him for 3 years before I managed to get him to take up green bowling as a hobby. Before that he used to trail around after me, querying why did I need that, HOW MUCH!!! and comments like that.
Anne C - hope you and your Iain are on the up and up.
Love to all, hope you all have the best day that you can and that your wigs don't blow off in the gales!!! xx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, going to watch the video as soon as I get the house chores done. Cannot wait.


Ivy L xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's offering, love the spider web die.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another beautiful card today. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day Sue.
Margaret A.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a beautiful card, I love the colours, background, bow and stick pins. Yes, you've guessed it - this card's for me.
Your dies are so versatile inasmuch as you've given so much thought to being able to mix them to create different shapes/mats. Absolutely brilliant.
Have recorded 3/4 of the first solo show with John (a bit late reading your blog today) and from the bits I've seen he's really doing you proud.
Have a great day
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Morning all,
lovely card Sue, yes I should look at this way of using the background dies.
Just watched John, excellent show. He was a good choice as your understudy.
Janice W

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant and the background die cut looks like an intricate spiders web. Thanks for the video.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card today, just love the colour ways. Watched John very good.But still prefer you LOL.
Have a great day everyone. Will watch Video later. Susi x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card just love this card it would have been lovely to have you back on C&C but I am sure John will do us proud
Carol x

Unknown said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Judy L. said...

HI Sue:
I just LOVE this card.

I have a question to ask, do these dies come in a smaller size for an A2 card?

You keep me inspired.

Thank You.

CraftyJo said...

So many details and layers - it's very pretty (apart from that bow!) ;)

sandieann21 said...

I think this is one of the best cards ever. The colours are exactly the ones I like to use. Made a Christmas one this morning with the same colours , using the poinsettia dies. Beautiful. Must have a go. And thank you, Sue, for the lovely flower stamps that I won last Wednesday. They arrived this morning. xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and luv the colour combo - gives it a lovely rich feel - managed to watch this mornings show and John has done you proud - very professional xx GailT xx

Jaccards said...

Fabulous card, yet again, love the colours on this one

Email received this morning to say my parcel is on it's way, maybe playing with them today or tomorrow, can't wait.

John did a fantastic job on his first show and will get all jobs done so can watch the next one at 3pm

Unknown said...

Just beautiful card today Sue, the stick pins and dazzler finishes it lovely


Laura O said...

love this card and what a great use of the background die ,watched John this morning and he did do a brilliant joy .Laura O

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning design Sue, loving hte colour, so beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and you always amaze me with your color choice and techniques! Keeping all your work in a file on my computer!! Thank you!

CathyinMN said...

Sue, this card is absolutely stunning! Love it!

Darlene from SK said...

Love this card! The colors are beautiful! Will have to watch the video after work but can't wait to learn another technique.

ssn.wht@gmail.com said...

Very lovely - will catch up with the video later! Thanks, Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning. A beautiful card which shows off the versitility of your dies perfectly. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. I'm watching John as I type. The samples they are showing are to die for. STUNNING
Thanks Sue
I'm so enjoying my day
Lots of love
Jo xx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Absolutely beautiful card. Love your color combination and your use of your die for the background. Your tutorial is so helpful. Can't wait to try that technique with other dies of yours. Thank you.

terrie said...

You are right Sue it is a gorgeous card...I like the rich color that you used....
Well done as always...
Missed you on C & C show John was doing a great job...

Cathie said...

Gorgeous card once again. Love the way you used the background die in a different way. You always give us so many ideas as to how to use your dies in other ways.

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card - can't wait to try out this technique with my Austrian background die. Colour combination is perfect too. Linda S

Unknown said...

Hi from a very windy Cornwall love the card. I received my French collection dies today so I am really looking forward to playing with them. Watched John shows today he did a really good job. Can we have his blog site address.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Wow what a beautiful card just love the colour scheme the raspberry is scrummy . Haven't got the French collection but hoping Santa might bring it for me . Thanks Sue hugs to you xx
I am in touch with June yorkielass and she is fine.

Crafty hugs to yorkielass &L , Lynda and all the wilsonettes sorry can't name everyone .

Jean D

Unknown said...

Hi Virginia (and anyone else who hasn't found it yet)
You can find John on Johnnextdoor.blogspot.co.uk
Blogs daily.
Janice W

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Oh Sue, beautiful card. Love the background die and the colours you used are gorgeous.Have not had a chance to see our new boy yet,will try to find him on catch-up.

My husband and I are both retired,I can keep myself busy with all sorts but he found it hard at times.He will have to find his own hobbies but after working for nearly all his life it's a bit tricky to find something,try talking about crafting is nothing he understand only wonder how much it's cost this time(that's between me and my purse) Going weekly shopping he's good as I'm not driving but if I was going into town for a mushe,window shopping and coffee with a friend I would leave him at home and not have to see his miserable face and constantly asking if I'm done yet. lol I love him to bits but he needs his own hobby.Hope you still had a nice time in Stirling with your friend and"tag" Norah,Hug!

AnnC and Iain,take care.Hugs to you both.

Janet-have a lovely time in France,have you yet to go for a pastry ?

To all my Wilsonette friends Have a nice evening inside from this terrible wind Take care and

Hugs Maria x

Janice K said...

Love the colours used in this gorgerous card and the lacy, textural details within the design, stunning.x

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, love the colour scheme.
Kind regards,

craftynanna said...

hi sue, yhis card is stunning there is no other word for it, the colours the dies you used the ribbon, absolutely everything,
i have had a good day prepping for the poinsettia/merry christmas card, i am doing ten all at once and i am nearly done,
i would love a crafting retreat also, lol, regards to all J

SusanP, Kent said...

Love the colours and the card is just fantastic. I'm pleased to find that I can view YouTube on my 'smart' tv so when there's nothing on that I want to watch (often) I can just tune in to the 'Sue Wilson Channel' from the comfort of my armchair!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card today. Love the colours and this is probably one of my favourites so far since I started posting comments. Will be having a go at this one without a doubt.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue dont know if Im too late to leave my comment but I love this card and the colours are so nice. Thanks again for all the ideas you give to me and Im sure so many others. Hugs Heatherx.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card and the colours are great together,will watch the video later.
John did a sterling job today and great demo's,Well done John.

Jane Franklin said...

Just lost myself in todays video. Stunning colours and such a lovely card. Thanks Sue for your ideas. Luv to all jax

Jane Franklin said...

Just lost myself in todays video. Stunning colours and such a lovely card. Thanks Sue for your ideas. Luv to all jax

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card and colours today.
Saw that there were shows of yours on C&C today before I went off to work. Will look forward to seeing what John can do.
Karen xx

Maureen B. said...

sincere apologies Sue haven't been able to leave my thoughts for several weeks but hopefully I am now back in full force. Love this card today and incident
ly I have managed to see every card you have worked so hard to give us. I have caught John's shows and really enjoyed and learned from them plus....he managed to make me get more of your dies as he did such a good job of demonstrating them to us. Had got some of the French collection but of course had to have the rest just so that I had the right dies for the stamps which I also had to buy!!! Thanks again and promise to try and do better at commenting!! Also managed to catch your great shows too and it was so great to see you on tv again. sincerely Maureen

Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Sue and I love the raspberry card, gorgeous colour, hugs Carole A xx

Hannah A. said...

This is cool. I wanna try it when I have the chance. Plus the border looks awesome with the shadow effect. :) -Hannah Aitken

Glenharon said...

Hi again Sue, can i please put this up for Pam as i thought of her nephew straight away.
Pam flower, have you seen todays news on the man who is walking again after being paralysed in a knifing. I just thought that it might be something that George and Agnes could learn more about for our Robbie. Sorry if it is me being daft but it wouldn't hurt to look into it,
crafty hugs

Unknown said...

beautiful love the colors.

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card today and another fab video. Really enjoyed watching it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue. Looking forward to watching John's shows today, I have recorded them.

Chris said...

Stunning card, love the colours. Chris x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue& Wilsonettes,Stunning card today I just love it great video too. Love how you have used the background in a different way a great technique ,& the colour is beautiful thank you for sharing Sue.just caught up with al your C & C shows they were all brilliant loved all the samples. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Sandra I hope Lucy got on ok at the eye hospital & they can sort her vision out, Big hugs to you both xx

Jean D thank you for letting us know that June Yorkilass is fine please give her my Love & Hugs & Hugs to you as well Lynda xx

Special Hugs Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,& all my wilsonette friends love & hugs Lynda xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a bit late today - blame the decorator and the general mess in this home today however I love today's card and the raspberry card is a favourite of mine . Thank you. Managed to watch John's afternoon show while ironing! He is very calm and did very well. I particularly liked the second card he demonstrated. Was really nice to see so many of your cards once again.
Patricia - welcome home from sunny Florida - you picked a bad week to come home! Hope you had a lovely rest.
Diane G - hope your daughter's 18th is a big success. I missed the lunch time news so hope you did not take off Mary Poppins style with your balloons!
Norah - just thanks for being you! You bring some sunshine every day . That's a real gift . Hugs for you and Rory! xx
Anne - not easy being stuck in a hotel away from home. Thinking of you and hope Iain is able to get home very soon. Meantime enjoy C&C . Take care.
High winds here today and squally showers. Many plant pots overturned and some branches down but thankfully no real damage. Hope everyone else is ok.
Love to all,
Myra PS - Pam do hope you are ok! You are missed. Xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
That's such a pity i didn't know about the shows today or would of watched.
Thank you for another wonderful Inspirational Video . You have made a stunning cards here Sue but you always do have never seen a card that i don't like
Hope the storms are not too bad with you it's been a very stormy day here
Take care
Hazel G XX

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue!
Fantastic video as always.
Have recorded Johns shows to watch later.

magpie said...

Hellooooooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow Sue, gorgeous card, beautiful colours and a wonderful video! I do love my (your!) French dies. They are so elegant and so so pretty. Thank you for showing, which I think you've showed us before, about off setting a black colour behind another. It's so effective! Thank you Sue so much! Sending love and hugs to you and your family xx sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need them today and tomorrow. Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Oooooo congratulations John on your shows! I managed to catch one of them at least and you did a wonderful job! xx Love Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another amazing card, love the finishing touches. Bx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful card and the video is as always brilliant thank you.
So sorry, because I didn't look into the blog untill late I've missed John shows, I'm sure he was brilliant.
Not feeling too great today, have tried to rest, hopefully will feel better tomorrow.
love to everyone take care Brenda xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, magnificent dies and embossing. Very pretty matching ribbon. I need to go back Sue and spend more time admiring your work. I've just been watching John's demos with Dawn (repeat) on C&C. He was fab and such a relaxed competent crafter - job well done John.

Mary Mac

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the video. I love how you used the background die. The card is stunning.
Veronique L

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card today and thanks for reminding us again that we can use our dies in more than one way.

Sorry your schedule meant you were unable to make more shows for C&C but I have recorded John's solo flights and look forward to watching them tomorrow along with today's video.

Hope tonight is a lot calmer for everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, good technique, love the colours.
Di x

Jean Bullock said...

Gosh, this is beautiful! I pinned of course. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605379939/

Kathy Krug said...

Love the colors and the way you layered the dies.

barbara macaskill said...

This is spectacular! I love that beautiful bow and the color is amazing!! TFS!

Unknown said...

Lovely card, Sue and informative video. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs to all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Crafty Granny said...

In a word Sue, heavenly! Thank you for all the inspiration! Hugs Nicola x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything about this one and I enjoyed watching the video. Thanks again for such wonderful inspiration.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Dawn Holben said...

Stunning and beautiful as usual and I love the rich colour that you have used.

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