Thursday, 28 July 2016

Using Tri-Geminis

Hi crafters!  The Tri-Gemini dies are a bit of a different twist to my Gemini collection.  They have more pieces to them, but they still fit together and have different sides that can used to create different looks with them.  Today's video will hopefully explain some of the ways in which they can be used to achieve unique styles for your crafting projects

 The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

This is beautiful, love it. You are delightful too Sue
Elaine, I'm sorry Andrew is not well at the moment, hopefully the Consultant can sort it out. You have so much on your plate at the moment, you really need a good nights sleep. It takes time for the Council to gather evidence, please see your MP, tell him about your ongoing worries about Andrew, do something before you collapse with exhaustion.
Tina, I am amazed at Micks appetite, he is really trying everything. Can't believe the wrong size chair was sent out for him, causing another delay, fingers crossed its not too long for the right one to arrive.
Sending hugs to Tracey, and all who are not well on the blog.
For all Jack said he doesn't eat meat, he eats chicken nuggets, burgers and sausages and pepperoni (although not on his pizza) lol, you gotta love them.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card ,need to watch the video to see these in action

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card today, I must admit I don't have that die, but that is being rectified today as I have ordered it. Yes I know slapped wrists.

I reiterate and totally agree with everything that Pam has said above, it is a difficult time for so many people, special hugs to you all.

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

Pat said...

Morning Sue
Very pretty card and the Gemini die is so pretty and versatile
Pat x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, the last Panel jumped out to me and said...look I could be a crab!!!

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card, really lovely. You are so clever Sue. I have the dies so will have a go.
D x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card so elegant .
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Pretty card Sue. Like the lattice on this one. Will be watching video later. JJxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
One word for this card stunning love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Yet another beautiful card, watched you demonstrating this one also on YouTube as I subscribe - get notifications which is really great.
The colours are so pretty and the black shadow really makes them pop!!!
Love and crafty hugs.
Tina T xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Incredible details on this gorgeous card!

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & the Gemini dies have such versatility. Yvonne xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & the Gemini dies have such versatility. Yvonne xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, love the very intricate and lacy look. Fab video showing how to achieve the end result. Gemini dies are brilliant and very versatile. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card, love the way the shadowing really makes everything pop and the lattice part is gorgeous.
Pam, I look forward to reading your comment every morning, you say everything so well so I'm just going to say "ditto". Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Perfect. These dies are not a part of my family yet but hopefully still time to put that right before you launch your next collection lol.
I'm really looking forward to watching your tutorial but shall leave it for tomorrow so I can put my feet up and relax after my 2nd lot of horrible treatment. Talk about life begins at 40 lol I seem to have gone backwards since I hit that number, such is life, I'll just move on to next week when I'll start to pick up again.
Sending hugs your way Sue and have a good day xx

Marion Scott said...

Very pretty card, especially like the lattice part of the Gemini die. Marion S x

Wacki Macky said...

Love the card today Sue, the tri Gemini trellis and lacy border is great,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very pretty card with a lovely shadow effect. Thank you for the tutorial, I love the lattice section in the Gemini die and it was great to see how we can extend the design, definitely one for my wishlist! X

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love the clever use of the dies.


Annie Stamps said...

Absolutely adorable card Sue. I don't have any triple Gemini dies yet but think I will have to get this one. I just love the lattice effect. They will be perfect with other dies that I have with latticework in them.

Will have to watch the video a bit later on this morning.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Annie P

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Will watch video later.

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, love that Gemini with pretty lattice part and the pearls on top.
Another great video, thank you.
Will just echo Pam's comment. Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Unknown said...

Lovely card and great tutorial as always! Debra x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I love the extra versatility of the tri-gemini.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

This looks a very interesting card. I will have to wait till later to watch the video, shame. Thank you Sue. Xx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue
What a wonderful card today. I love it. Great idea using the gemini to make the border.
Anne M xxx

Laura O said...

nice lacy feel to this die ,Great card ,Laura O

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

marg said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card and the Video will be nice to watch later, I so enjoy watching them!
Love Marg

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue.

Suemac said...

Elegant card

Jan.moogie said...

Really great video for a very lovely card Sue thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,lovely card .I have the Pictor Gemini die so I will try and give it ago. You do come up with such clever ideas thank you. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Anne said...

What a pretty card,Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

I've enjoyed the video, the new dies are so versatile resulting in a very pretty card

June x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is such a versatile little die, love what you have done with it. It is on my list which is getting longer by the week.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card the shadow certainly creates "that something extra" I don't usually do this but think I will have a go.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a pretty card and I love the lattice look and the pearls you have added set it off beautifully. Enjoyed watching the video. Sending best wishes

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, Stunning card!!! Love the colour!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I still remember how excited I was when I bought some of your first Geminis with their separate cutting edges so these new Tri-Gems are right up my street, especially the Centaurus with that pretty lattice insert...

Am I the only one who looked at the Antwerp diecut at the top of the card and saw Benny from the Top Cat cartoons?...I think it's the little ears at the top of the cut...


SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue, nice dies and I love the shadow effect.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, thats one fabulous video and I love how youve created that card its just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card , love the little pearl idea on the Lattice .

Hi Pam thank you , i will try to find a number for my local MP .

Big Hugs everyone Take Care
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous elegant card and another informative video. Thank you so much for taking the time to make them, so nice to watch a demonstration with no interuptions.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great video, as always, showing us a way to use the new tri gemini dies and create this lovely card. I will put them on my long list of must haves!!
Steph enjoy watching the video tomorrow after your treatment, thinking of you
Tracy, Elaine, Nanna Tina and Wheelybad sending you my daily dose of caring hugs
It is very warm here in AntignyFrance, did some gardening yesterday evening and my husband did some odd jobs around the house for my friend, hope to get more of the garden done today or at least get it finished before we go home on Tuesday. Mind you it's lovely having your breakfast sitting outside looking out over fields to the big chateaux up on the hill

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Unknown said...

Back from my hols in sunny Devon, ten days and not a single drop of rain!! How lucky was that! Lots of lovely cards to browse over now I'm home. Love the new tri-Gemini dies. Today's card is so pretty, well done Sue,

Hugs Sylvia xx

Doreen j said...

Another lovely card and the video is very clear, as usual!!

Doreen j

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so pretty. love Jean Z xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the lattice with the little pearls. Thanks for your video.

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, and a lovely way to use the dies :)
Thanks for a great video!

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the way you cut into the card at the bottom and then overlaid the Gemini in a different colour it enhances the card so much.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue

Tressa said...

Very pretty card. I have some of the Gemini dies but had not noticed the tri-Gemini ones. I like the versatility of these dies so maybe I will have to treat myself to one of them!! I agree the use of a black background really makes the card pop, a technique I must get into the habit of using I think.


Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
This is such a lovely card, love how intricate it looks X X X

Kate's Cards said...

This card is delightful! xxx

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Sue MacFall said...

I'm looking forward to watching the video and then giving it a go.
Thank you Sue..
Sue Mac

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card for us today. So glad you did the video showing the Tri-Gemini Die. I think I shall be ordering it very shortly.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

How pretty is this card. I especially like the Tri - Gemini lattice with all the pearls. Will be so versatile too.

Will watch the video very soon.

Love Helen xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a delightful card and informative video. The Tri-Gemini dies are so pretty and I love the lattice part of this one - such patience to stick all of those pearls on. The shadowing on this card is just enough black for me and is most effective in highlighting the beautiful detail of the dies; I really must try this.

Steph - I will be thinking of you tomorrow as you have your treatment, hope all goes well.
Thinking also of all the other poorly Wilsonettes and their husnabds/sons.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very nice

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
I love your tri geminii's Sue as they are just so beautiful altogether or making up different looks over and over again as they can make up so many beautiful designs and shapes both in and out of the card. That tiniest of shadow below the layers in the black just pops the top layers lovely. Thank you Sue for another one of your dream makes and i can go back and watch the video when i have finished here but thank goodness these dies are ones that i do have so i can have another play with them to see what they come out with. Take care lovely lady and have a good day.
Yesterday i had my Harry from the back of 8am until Campbell came in at nearly 17:30 last night and i was shattered and sore. You'll know i went up the stairs and my head hit the pillow and that was me out for the count. He is getting around the furniture just now but that is him decided to try out this crawling lark and found he can get oh so many places that he can't get into with his walker, so if anyone finds those eyes that you can put in the back of your head, please let me know as i think i am going to need them. Yesterday would go bright through a chink in the clouds and then go awful dark and moody looking that you honestly thought that there was going to be a downpour. Today we are just covered in clouds but that's ok if it stays dry, although it can rain through the night if it would like as the plants still need watering.
Sending hugs to Tracy, Tina and Mick, Elaine and Andrew, Wheelybad, Tina E and her family and all those that need, could do with or just would like the hugs are on their way,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Unknown said...

Love this card sue the dies are great what you have done with them is great thank you love
Always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card, those tri-gems are supercool. I shall have a play when I get the time, perhaps with xmas cards.
Hugs , Rose

Unknown said...

To My Very Dearest Special Friend Sue,
"WOW" Sue, Yes It's Me "The Broken Record Yet Again" But I Love All
Your Superb Cards And Its Always Truly Terrific To Watch A Video That Refers To
The Card That You've Made.
Well I Love The The Fabulous Colour Combination Using The White Card Then The Black
For A Shadow I Love This Image It Really Makes A Difference, Quite An Impact.
Then Using The Extremely Beautiful Blue Dusk Card, Which I Just Love.
I Love How You Share With Us The Close Up Photograph's So We Can See The
Card In Such Clear Detail, So Very Stunning.
Then It Comes To The Extremely Exquisite Dies You've Used I Just Love "The Triple Gemini Die"
Also The Very Beautiful "Antwerp Die" From The Belgian Collection Just Outstanding, I Love How You've
Added Pearls To The Fretwork Of "The Triple Gemini Die" They Look Awesome That Finishing Touch
Sue As Always Thank You So Very Much For All Your Extremely Hard Work And Sharing Your Cards With
Us Each Day.
Also Your Wonderful Video's, That Are "Extremely Informative Invaluable Information" With So Very Many Great Tips And Techniques
That You Don't Mind Sharing.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love To You All From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph I Hope You Get Better Quickly Take Great Care..

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, another wonderful creation for us, so much inspiration, thank you.
I will watch the video later, take care everyone, xxx Jess

Anonymous said...

Great video and beautiful card. I love how you design dies with multiple uses. Let's face it, crafting comes out of our discretionary money, so we love it when we can stretch those dollars...or pounds....LOL

Have a great day.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love the Gemini dies so triple edged just means they are even better :) Not got any yet though, something else on a very long list but as I said I must use some of the wonderful things I have already.
Going to town to meet Mum for a cuppa and have just put all the shopping away, sorted the washing and loaded the dishwasher. Once I have made dinner I shall be out for the count again, most annoying.
Glad Mick managed to sit out for a while Tina and his appetite is still good.
I hope Andrew picks up again soon Elaine and that your neighbour situation is sorted promptly.
Yvonne and Wheely I hope you are keeping well. Lynda and Maria I hope you feel better soon. Steph, I hope the treatment helps very soon.
Love n hugs for whoever else is in need.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, the dies look fab. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Suebak said...

Genius as usual in your use of dies - extending them and so forth. Love what you have done with the Tri Gemini Centaurus Die.

Susan x

Unknown said...

Clever use of dies


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, great colours. The video of how to use the Centaurus die is excellent, Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Paula said...

A very delicate card today Sue, in my favourite colours again too! lol Your dies are so useful when you have the brain and eyes to see it. Or having someone who does have the brain and eyes to show us the way the way you do!! :) I'm off to make a cup of tea so I can sit down comfortably and watch the video. Thank you so much for all the help you give us.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

craftynanna said...

Stunning card Sue and the video was great,
Love to all our lovely wilsonettes who are suffering in one way or another,
There is a lovely lady on Facebook in craft declutter who is costing me a fortune on Sue's dies but I am saving money as well, that's my excuse anyway. Lol, hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Stunning card Sue and the video was great,
Love to all our lovely wilsonettes who are suffering in one way or another,
There is a lovely lady on Facebook in craft declutter who is costing me a fortune on Sue's dies but I am saving money as well, that's my excuse anyway. Lol, hugs Johanna

gailgale said...

This card is very lovely. It just shows your dies work so well together.

shabbycraftcabin said...

Very elegant, Ivy C x

Jean said...

So elegant!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue

gr karin van eijk

Unknown said...

Just lovely Sue.
Love Valin Spain xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great example of what your new Tri-Gemini dies can do for us crafters - such versatility. Love it. The lattice area with the tiny pearls is so sweet. Thanks for the video.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card x

CraftyJo said...


barbara macaskill said...

So glad you are loving the blues lately!! It is my favorite color and your lovely cards really look good in blue!! TFS!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card today. Love the blue!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A pretty card. I love the pearls on the lattice. Very effective. Thanks for sharing.

karenlotty said...

Along with Striplets Gemini are favourites of mine Exceptional card showing a Gemini's versatility

Janet Wilson said...

Fab card, love how the triple geminis work, & love the way you have 'shadowed' the pieces on the card.

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. I love the Gemini dies but have yet to get a tri- Gemini die. Will watch the video later as a little treat once I get to sit for a while

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card . The lattice with a little pearls on makes is look very special, in fact - in the class on its own, it's gorgeous.

Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

gingernuts said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous.Love to own. Mavis L x

ursula said...

Wow stunning card, love the Gemini dies, this one is no exception, cannot wait to get home after two months away in Canada to get back to my craft room and try out some of these techniques...have had definite withdrawal symptoms....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am not sure how but the triple Gemini dies seem to have passed me by, but they are lovely. Stephanie hope effects of the treatment pass quickly.

liz spooner said...

Lovely card Sue and I love the Geminis I have quite a few.xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This one is beautiful, love the depth and shadow created by the dies. They draw you in.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card and a really useful video as an aide memoire! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Sending hugs to Elaine and Andrew Tina and Mick and a big hug for Tracey xxx
Pam I had to chuckle about the pepperoni but not on pizza! What are they like 😀Xxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Very pretty card. I'll catch the video when I get a minute. Lol

Thanks everyone for ur cuddles and well wishes xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning dies and card, I'm still having problems trying to watch the videos on my phone might have to sweet talk daughter into borrowing her lap top up watch them
Mick has had a fantastic day been sat in chair for 6 hours he's had a big Mac and fries, magnum ice cream curly wurly nan bread with tomato and garlic butter, just waiting for carers to get him ready for bed as he's in a lot of pain at the moment so once sorted he can have his medication and get his head down, he has had a busy day my Mum, daughter, Grandaughter and new baby Grandson visited this morning and this afternoon his son came through with his 3 year old twins not seen them since they was 6 months old do a great day all round
Thank you all for all your hugs and kind words
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx said...

Really pretty card Sue - love the little fretwork part with the pearls! Susan x

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. These dies are so versatile
Karen xx

Lesley said... card will settle down to watch the video later as am busy packing to go to Cornwall for a family holiday to celebrate our golden wedding.

sandieann21 said...

Love the dies and the color combo

scrAPpamondo said...

Great design with these dies, thanks for the video!

Dawn Holben said...

sue this is another beautiful card and as always another fab video.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the tri gemini looks gorgeous I don't have one ...yet ! I really must shadow more . I nearly always do on your sentiment dies but never think to with your other dies x thankyou so much sue for your inspiration xxx
Sincerely hope all the wilsonettes are ok I am not ignoring anyone and thinking of you all just had a few niggles at home x
Theresa w xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! What a very pretty, delicate card for today. Fab video to. I love the look of this Belgian die set. I think it is so pretty !!! I especially love how you did the black shadow effect for it to. I really love the way you are making lots of increasing and decreasing layers on your cards at the moment. They are so interesting. Just the kind of cards I love to make !!! The Centaurus tripple Gemini die looks fab on your card !!! I won this die in your die launch, and have been struggling on how to use it. Thank you so very much for this video because at long last I am finally understanding how to use it !!!!!!!! (Problem solving using my brain is practically non existent at the moment !!!) I love how you have used the frilly, Lacey part of the die and extended it to make a border right across the card, and the lattice part looks fab with all those little pearls over it. A fab colour combo to. I love many shades of the foundations blue card but I do not have this shade yet !!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card today. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Gorgeous card and brilliant demo and inspiration for the tri-gemini dies. Thank you so much for that x
I have the tri-gemini dies and have used them but as with most of your dies my imagination does not stretch to realising the full potential of just what can be achieved. Fabulous x
Sorry folks but still struggling with a lack of energy so again I will apologise for what appears to be a lack of interest of what is happening with you all. I can assure you that this is not the case x
Love and happy thoughts to you all
Crafty hugs

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Myra said...

Hello Sie,
Sorry I'm late - beautiful card ! Will have to be very brief for the next few days.
Love to all and thanks to Pam for keeping me up to scratch just now.
Love to all, Myra x

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Very interesting video demonstration. X

sued99 said...

Very pretty card but somehow this one does not 'grab' me as much as usual. Sorry!

Sandy H said...

Lovely card, great video and this Tri Gemini added to my wish list! So pretty with all those pearls.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry not commented, but been too ill,
just want you to no I always go back and look at your art work,
I love all your cards and I copy most of them lol,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx