Saturday, 19 August 2017

Christmas Robin Stained Glass Card

Hi crafters!  There are so many ways to create beautiful Stained Glass cards with these dies.  Today's video shows you one idea that is a bit of a different twist for you.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card is:


Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue,so lovely., love the stained glass dies
Congratulations to winner .Tressa enjoy
Maria, hope you feel a little more comfortable today, don't belittle your pain, it is as real as anyone else's .
Rosemary, the meds need time to settle you down, you are right not to let it take over your life. Good on you .
Karen, hope the op went well. And that you are feeling more comfortable today.
Donita you do see the colourful side of life in your job, you make me smile.
Carmen, have you heard his the kid is doing it has he moved too far away.
Margaret Driscoll, I totally agree, I don't like this old age lark at all, it is a real pain.
The twins arrived back yesterday, they have had a lovely time in the Lakes, came over to see me with the puppy Dave who is turning into a beautiful little was lovely to have them back.
Daily hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends, still no news on Stehanie, hooe she is okay.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the robin. Congratulations to the winner.

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue. I love all your stained glass cards, they are so beautiful
Marion S x

Marion Scott said...

Forgot to say, Congratulations Tressa

JAO said...

Great card, love robins. Congrats Tessa.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this card and all the lovely ways it can be dressed the robin is my favourite congrats to Tessa
Love always sue June horrocks xxxxxx
Hope your feeling better Pam xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Another of your gorgeous Stained Glass cards. You can use so many different techniques on these cards. This is another one to try. Thanks for another great video. Congratulations to Tressa on winning Wednesdays stunning card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and a fabulous video. Love all the different ways you can use your stained glass dies.
Congratulations Tressa on your win. Sending very best get well wishes to everyone recovering from ops, coping with new medication, or just feeling not themselves. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love this little Robin, lovely card. Congratulations to Tressa xx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, I like the way in which you have used the stained glass die to make a much bigger card which are my favourites. He's such a little cute robin. I am so pleased with my die and have several cut out in order to batch make some cards. I'm looking forward to watching the video.Thank you for a lovely card.
Enjoy your weekend everyone and congratulations to Tressa. Hugs xx P Austen said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
Congratulations to Tressa.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Great card. Happy weekend.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh yes, this is my kind of card I love the stained glass dies, I have done lots of them, will watch the video later.

Pam how are you doing, not in pain I hope, I also reiterate all you have said. So pleased the twins came down and that Dave is growing fast.

Congratulations to Tressa

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

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, really nice.

Congrats to the card winner.


hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

cheryl brown said...

Hi Sue,

Love today's robin card, I shall sit for while later on to enjoy the video.

Gentle hugs and healing prayers for everyone who is not so good, not forgetting their families and carers. Good to see you back in your usual spot Pam. How are you feeling now?

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Ohh I bought this die and now you have given us a video might just have a play this afternoon
Gorgeous card Sue thank you for all your inspiration
Pam lovely that the twins visited with their puppy bet that was a tonic that brought a smile to your face
Hugs and well wishes Pam
I send my usual well wishes and hugs to anyone that may need them
Take care
Theresa G xx
Ohh congratulations Tressa Enjoy xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue.
Having seen how beautiful this stained glass card is today. I think I really need this die.Congratulations Tressa.
Jan x

ahappycrafter50 said...

Love this stained glass die. Pretty card.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue. Stunning card this morning. Love the effects you have created on the card .Congratulations Tressa and crafty hugs to all.

Chris Curry said...

Love what you did with this card Sue, it's gorgeous. Another way of using the stained glass window dies. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card.
Congrats to Tressa.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
So good to see dies given a twist, todays lesson always view your dies in a different light.


Heather R Oxfordshire

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Stained glass cards and especially the Robin, beautiful !
Enjoy your prize Tressa!
Love to all, have a nice weekend!
Where are you Stephanie ?
Love Marg

Scottydog said...

So many different methods to make your stained glass cards. The robin is my favourite & the card is lovely glittered like this. I also print on acetate & glitter from behind. Such versatile dies. Thank you Sue.
Congratulations Tressa!

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and just goes to show that you can create big cards as well as littlies Going to enjoy watching video with a cuppa now

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue.
Love your card today. The Robin is so cute.
Congratulation's Tress a.
Love Val in Spain xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card, love the robin, it is such a traditional image for festive cards. Off to watch the video. Well done Tressa on winning the Wednesday card. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Ooh, lots of bling on this one! all the Stained Glass dies, you can have so much fun/playtime trying out different techniques with them...

Congratulations to Tressa...(dammit, I wanted that

Donita - the landlady story made me laugh...the image you conjured up is going to be popping into my mind's eye all through the day so thanks in advance for the smiles...


SassySaz said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful card. Congratulations Tressa xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- love the robin and what a great traditional Christmas card. Will be watching your video later. Sending best wishes

BenteS said...

This is beautiful, love your stained glass dies :))
Congrats to Tressa!

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. love Jean Z xxx

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes

Gorgeous card today I love the stained glass dies and have done a lot of them, but will still sit and watch the video as I so enjoy all tips you give us Sue.

Pam hope your not in too much pain and feeling a bit better today, so glad the twins had a good holiday and Dave is growing more beautiful each day.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day all

Laura O said...

Fab card sue. Really like this Robin. Laura O

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for the great tutorial and for showing us an alternative way of using the stained glass technique. A beautiful card.
Congratulations to Tressa. x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful stained glass window. I especially like the robin as I have two that visit my garden,sometimes together & sometimes alone. Congratulations to Tressa.Yvonne xx

Owlish said...

I think this robin card is gorgeous very lovely
Congratulations to Tressa !!!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this clever effect

stitchingranny said...

Lovely robin and expecially as I have this die I want to watch the tutorials, so off for breakfast then back with a coffee to watch to my hearts content.

Hugs Helen xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, Christmas cards with robins on are always a winner.
Congratulations Tressa, enjoy your gift.
Take care everyone xx
Jess xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous stained glass card, love the robin and the diagonal borders!

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card but would use a different colour to the black.
I enjoy doing glitter cards but always seem to get more on me than the card.
Still the end result is usually as lovely as this one.
Evis M.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, I have to say the robbin is my favourite out of this stained glass collection. What a great video too, thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Tressa on winning the card, enjoy looking at it when it arrives xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, oh it's good to have you back. Steph did mention a while back she wasn't able to comment for a while. I thought your grandsons would be round to see you as soon as they were home again, they must have been worried hearing you were in hospital while they were away. It's good to hear they had a good time though. Take care of yourself xxx
Maria and Karen you look after yourselves too xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is a true Christmas card I love it.Tressa I am so envious I would have loved to win that card.This is very short today having a barbecue it is freezing so busy cleaning inside which is where we will all end up.Hugs to Pam Elaine Rosemary and Donita.Take care Maria and Karen

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I love Robins and they are so much a part of traditional Christmas images. I will watch the video with a coffe.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue very pretty card this morning. Love the robin

Barbara V

dizy said...

Fabulous xx

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and the Bobbin' Robins

Very clever, cutting out the robin so he pops. Could somebody explain what robins have to do with Christmas?

Tressa, I never knew it was a cola company that turned Santa from green to red. And congratulation on becoming the latest owner of a genuine Sue Wilson card!

Goodness gracious, Barbara Macaskill, what a word! Christmasalisciousness!

Rosemary Powell, I hope you'll be gentle with yourself while coping with seizures and new meds. Yet you can still send out compliments and hugs and love.

Crewe Trish, Izzi and Maureen Killen, thanks for enjoying the landlady story.

Pam, it still makes me laugh that they named the puppy Dave. As funny as a cat named Larry.

Best wishes for a happy weekend.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful stained glass card and I particularly love this one due to the subject matter. These dies are right up there on the top of my wish list.

Congrats the winner - you will love it...!!!

Littlelamb said...

I love this stained glass Robin die and I have this die so must get making some C cards. Thank you for the video. I love how you have made this card. Echoing Pam's comments today and hugs for all who need them. Congratulations to Tressa. Enjoy your card.

SueJ said...

Really lovely Sue, love this die.

Congratulations Tressa.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful Christmas card ,i love this little robin.
Well done to Tressa on winning this weeks card .

Pam so nice to hear the twins and Dave had a fab time ,i bet they were happy to see you too.i hope you are feeling better and stronger in yourself. xx

Maureen so pleased to see you in tip top form again , the banter is now in full swing and i love it as i get a good chuckle , xx

Maria ,i hope you will be in less pain and more comfy today , take care .xx

Rosemary sending you a big hug .

Donita, i am still chuckling from your post , that landlady story is a hoot .xx

Sending hugs to all my besties , poorly and missing friends
Take care
Elaine H X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I do love Robins

Congratulations to Tressa

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue I love this card have watched the tutorial several times on you tube just sad my mum is not here to enjoy it she loved Robins.
Donita that is a good question about Robins being to do with Christmas. I've just always known that to be the case would be interested to see if anyone knows sending love and hugs.
Pam so glad you are home. Seeing the twins and Dave must have been a tonic.sending love and hugs.
Elaine hope all is okay with you all sending love and hugs, also to the lovely Crewe Trish.
Also to all my lovely blog friends you are all amazing.
Karen hope all went well with op sending love and hugs.
Congratulations to Tressa on winning Wednesday card xxxxxxxxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
so, so elegant and lovely. Just gorgeous. And thank you for making the video - these are so informative without being boring. And for someone with a memory like a sieve a Godsend .
Hugs, Rose

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the stained glass dies, so pretty.
Thanks for the video.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Bright and cheerful using your stain glass window robin die which I love. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Fabulous card with a lovely pop of colour.
Congratulations to Tressa
Doreen R

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I do love robins. The stained glass window dies are all amazing. I am going to treat myself to another one. Take care. Hugs Jackie

SHARICA said...

This is so pretty, loving the embossed background too :)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this gorgeous card, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without robins on a few cards. Really like the way you have cut out just the centre piece as it makes it stand out so well.

Donita – there are lots of explanations for robins at Christmas. In the early 19th century British postmen wore bright red uniforms and were nick-named Robins. Some greeting card artists illustrated their cards with the delivery of letters and one decided that instead of drawing a postman they would draw a robin with the cards and letters in his beak, hence robins on cards.
Another story surrounds Christ’s crucifixion. As Christ was dying on the cross a little brown bird flew beside him, trying to comfort him with its song. The bird clamped its beak on Jesus’ thorny crown, trying to remove it, and although the bird was not strong enough, as it attempted to pull off the thorns, a little bit of Christ’s blood stained his breast red.

I have always known both of these stories but double checked with Wikipedia in case they were just family stories :-) I hope I haven’t bored everyone.

Tressa – Congratulations on being this week’s Wednesday Winner, enjoy your stunning card.

Wishing everyone a safe, happy and pain-free week-end.


Unknown said...

Hi Sue

This is a beautiful Christmas card, so traditional and an excellent tutorial

I love all the stained glass window die sets

Have a good weekend

June x

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
"WOW WOW WOW" Where Does One Begin, I've Purchased All Your Stained Glass Cutting Dies
The Robin Redbreast Was One Of The First Purchases From 2017 Festive Collection.
When I Watched The Video Tutorial On YouTube Where You Were Using The Polished Silk Glitters I Had
Buy Them, I Love How You Added The Glitters Onto Vellum Once Dry You Cut Out The Robin Etc Then Mat/Layered
Onto Coconut White/Black Mats......
Today's Video Tutorial Was Extremely Informative With Lots Of Extremely Helpful Tips/Techniques, You Take Your Time
Explaining Every Element Of The Card, Going Through Step By Step Breaking Each Part Down.
I've Also Purchased The Glitter Kiss Products To Use With This Particular Cutting Die.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Shimmery Star Embossing Folder"
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Vellum"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Self Adhesive White Pearls"
"Creative Expression Polished Silk Glitters" (Black/Green/Red/Brown) Exceptional Products
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Robin Redbreast Stained Glass Cutting Die" - From The 2017 Festive Collection
"Sue Wilson's Garland Edger Cutting Die" - From The 2017 Festive Collection
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today's "Extremely Exquisite Card" Also The Exceptional Video Tutorial
Today's Card Was Just Phenomenal, If My Cards Ever Become Anywhere Near As Good As Yours??????
My Recipients Would Be Truly Thrilled, It's A Luxurious Magical Card.
Sue, My Wonderful Dear Friend Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations 👏👏 To Teressa For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy.....................

Pat L said...

hi Sue
Thank you for the great video showcasing this beautiful card, love your stained glass dies
Teressa congratulations on winning the gorgeous Wednesday card
Pam I'm sure seeing the twins did you the World of good, hope everyday sees you a little better
Maureen thank you Mr L improving daily, physio brought him a stick so he has abandoned the crutches altogether!!
Sending special hugs to all in need of one and to all our missing friends

Love and hugs everyone

Pawprintx4 said...

Love the stained glass dies. Always appreciate another idea for using mine. Beautiful card today plus a video.
Congrats to Tressa and happy weekend to all,
Stephanie K

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love,love,love the stained glass dies. This is possibly my favourite of them. The card you've created here is gorgeous and would certainly be displayed with pride. Thank you for the video which I'm going to watch this afternoon in peace.
Love to all, Alison xx

Unknown said...

Lovely Robin card

Just love these stained glass window dies


Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
I like this card very much

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this card is gorgeous. I love the look of the stained glass dies
and have this one so look forward to trying this out.
Thank you for the fab video demo too.

CraftyJo said...


margaret driscoll said...

Hello Again,
Just a quick one to say thank you Rosemary for caring about me when you are going through such a bad time yourself!
Look after yourself and I hope today is good to you!
Take care
Love Marg

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
Love robins and love that die!!!!!

barbara macaskill said...

I absolutely adore your Stained Glass dies! This is stunning and worthy of being framed! TFS!

doreenj said...

What a lovely card, will catch up with the
video later,

Doreen x

sued99 said...

Really nice card. Looking forward to watching the video. X

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card ..... you are definitely singing form my song sheet.

Hugs Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love all your Stained Glass dies.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love robins on Christmas cards and I also love the stained glass effect so this card is right up my street.


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. Lovely dies and one of my favourite embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Tressa.

Best wishes

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love today's card. Amazing how different these stained glass dies can look.
Congratulations to Tressa.
Hope you're feeling a bit better Pam. If you have trouble at work just mention that you're feeling harassed. Worked wonders for me when I was off sick a few years ago and my manager was moaning and even trying to get me to work from home.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card today, thank you for the video.
Pam, it's lovely to see that the twins enjoyed their visit to the Lakes and that Dave is growing fast. It will have cheered you up to see them. Take care.
Frances, I enjoyed the stories today, I hadn't heard them before.
Pat L, are you still wearing your saucy nurse's uniform now that Mr L is improving. It's good to know that he's getting more mobile.
Rosemary, I hope you are improving and feeling better.
Maria Pet, I hope you are feeling much better and being well looked after.
Myra, you were late last night, been nightclubbing again? ha ha
Congratulations to Tressa on winning the Wednesday card - enjoy.
Love to all
Maureen (fiend of Myra) xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is fabulous !!
Congratulations to Tressa.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue another fabulous stained glass window card I love the Robin one I have this did but haven't got around to using it yet but hopefully very soon!
Pam so glacier the twins had a good holiday I bet you were so grilled to see them & they were glad to see you too
Frances thank you for the Robin stories I hadn't heard them before
Sending love to all who are poorly recovering from surgery or just need a hug!
Congratulations to Tressa

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is a really beautiful card and die and I love the colours you have used here!
Lesley S x

Narrowboat girl said...

A beautiful card Sue. Congrats to Teressa

Theresa said...

classic christmas. love it, hugs xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I had to pop in earlier to prove I don't go Night Clubbing!!
I have watched the video - I don't have the Tobin but I do have the Poinsettia Stained Glass Die! I'm all ready to go - it's just that time seems to run away with me!
I love this technique and thank you for the tip about cutting it out twice! The effect is beautiful!
Tressa - many congratulations! I really love that card and I'm sure you do too! Enjoy!!
Frances - I knew the first story but not the second! Also robins are seen regularly in gardens in winter long after others have gone to warmer climes! Going " off piste " here - robins nested in my wellies which were upturned in the welly boot rack! It's right outside our back door! They survived humans moving around and my boots!!!
Pam - so pleased the twins had a good holiday and Dave too! Bet he is in loads of photos! Take care.
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!). Xxx
PS if I'm late tomorrow - it's because we have the family visiting for the day!!!

ursula said...

Christmas would not be Christmas without a robin, this take on him is beautiful....such a lovely card....thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love Christmas cards with robins, they are so gorgeous. Beautiful card with stained glass effect, love them.
Di B. x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful Stain Glass design today.

Maria said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Perfect Christmas card and thank you for the video to show us
how you made it. I have the die so hope to give it a go, I can see
many Robins being sent this year near and far. Love the stained glas windows.

Congrats Tressa for winning the Wednesday card, you lucky girl.

Loved reading what some of you have been up too and I wish you all
have a nice Sunday, feeling better if poorly, taking care and have some
R & R when you can. Hugs to you all,
Maria x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Love all your stained-glass dies, and this one is one of my favorites. Lovely card, beautiful colors, great technique and video. Thank you for the inspiration.
Congratulations to Tressa!

Fluffycat - Thanks for the stories. I didn’t know the connection between the robin and Christmas.
Maureen - You seem to be almost in your top form,right?
Pam – Glad the twins had a great time with their father and came to visit you. Hope you feel better. Take care.
You asked about the Kid ... he called me yesterday evening. He is doing fine. The new job is less stressful than the previous one. He sounded happy and healthy. Another scan is scheduled at the end of this month; hopefully the result will be good. He will try to visit us soon. The Kid wanted to know everything about my vacation; if I liked Montreal because he lived there before to move to Toronto and he really loved that year spent in Quebec (now I understand why). We had an enjoyable conversation (not like others, I don’t say names) and he promised to be in touch. He sent hugs to all my co-workers (he didn’t talk to anybody since he left) and he didn’t forget about all my blog friends either. So hugs from him for you all.

Have a lovely Sunday,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Latenight SandyH said...

Love the design, though I'd prefer a slightly softer colour than the black.
Congratulations to Tressa on winning this week's card giveaway.
Take care everyone.

Marie said...

I just love this card and it has come on the right day for me as my Son is taking me t Inspirations today to return the Robin die as I have 2 of them and not used either. Now I've decided not to return the die as I can cut out 2 at once on my Gemini. Your video is so well presented and I can't wait to try it.
Congratulations to the lucky card winner.
Hope that all the sick members are feeling better by the day.

Happy Sunday to all.

Tracy Welham said...

Beautiful card, one of my favouite dies. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Janet in Menston said...

Beautiful glitter on the stained glass

Unknown said...

Tressa on winning this week's card giveaway.

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