Tuesday 17 January 2023

January Die Release Blog Launch / Daisy

Hello crafters!  Welcome to the first die release of the new year!  This year we are going to be doing things a bit different.  Last year we had several issues with people not receiving their winning dies (probably due to the postal strike in the UK), but because of that and just trying to simplify the work it is for my coworkers to get all the dies sent out in a timely manner, we have decided to change things this year.  We will still be giving away a set of the dies from each release, however, we will be sending the entire set to one person each release.  The drawing will still be based on the comments left on each blog post, but only one name will be drawn and I will post it at the end of the morning post rather than in the afternoon in a separate post.  You can gain extra entries by leaving one comment on every post during the launch. I will be posting the winner for this blog launch on January 24th.  As usual, please make sure that you leave your name on all the comments and make it memorable in some way, add a last name or funny alias, just someway for you to know that your name was chosen.

This release is centred around my new line of layered flowers.  Layered flowers have been around for awhile, but I have always felt that they were confusing to put together so these have been simplified to make them easier and there are full instructions on the inside of each of the die's packaging to aid you.
First up is the Layered Daisy set.  There are thirteen dies in this set which will make two different sized daisies as well as a side view, plus leaves.  If you like this one, just leave a comment on this post.  I will be back at noon for the next die release.  All for now, Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a brilliant daisy die to start with, now I know these are going to be popular, personally I like doing layers on flowers, as I believe it give a nice dimension to them, I also like the embossed patterns on them too. Yes your onto a winner with these.

Oh my word Sue, you are so very generous with the new way of the giving the prizes, a whole collection, that is so very kind of you, thank you on behalf of all your followers, new and old.

Good luck everyone.

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

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow a whole collection very good luck to all.
Wow what a beauty to start with you are so generous thak you.
Take care Kitty Davies.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these daisies so much! Beautiful card!

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,

daisies are so different. I particularly like the idea of a side view as it makes a bouquet topper look more realistic.
I'm really looking forward to this new collection. Who doesn't love flowers.
Crafty Hugs,
Pauline from Teesside

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
These flowers are so beautiful a whole collection somebody is going to be very lucky. Take care everyone x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful daisy die. Daisies are always popular I think and these are no exception. The card is stunning.

Barbara V

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful start to your new release , these daisies are so pretty and I like the dimension to them.
Someone is going to be very lucky to receive a whole collection, you are so generous Sue
Marion S s

dj from kettering said...

Love these daisies & am looking forward to the
rest of the release.

Good luck to everyone, who eill win the whole set??

Doreen x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow a fabulous start to your new launch, a beautiful bright daisy card that would brighten up everyone's day. Someone will be over the moon to win the whole collection from your launch. Yvonne xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great new daisy die set.
B xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! You’ve certainly started with a beautiful set of dies, it will definitely bring a smile to the recipient!
Hugs x
Heather T

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - wow, these layered flowers are absolutely gorgeous! If the rest of the release are as stunning as this daisy, then my credit card had better get into the brace position lol! Colleen xx

BenteS said...

The flower set looks gorgeous on your lovely card.
Glad you have simplified how they are put together :))

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I am so happy to see some layered flowers again as they give movement and dimension to your cards. I look forward to seeing the rest of the collection if they are all as stunning as the daisies.

Lisbeth (from Beckenham)

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous flowerset.Thanks for the chance to win.Greetings, Elly Booij

Scottydog said...

Wow Sue, someone is going to be so lucky to win your complete die release!
I always layer my flowers so this will be a big boon to my collection, I love daisies even though they are considered to be weeds! A lovely card to start our day. Thank you Sue.

Beryl said...

A beautiful card. Love the daisies.

Kath said...

I love floral dies and these daisies are beautiful - perfect for spring cards.
Kath B

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Tuesday everyone x
I am always bowled over by the way you manage to surprise us with every single launch. These daisies are gorgeous. I will admit, as many crafters will, to having an absolute glut of flowers in my collection. Most of them are yours. However, I believe one can never have too many flower dies (or shoes)!
Love this concept. I’m familiar with layered dies, but I can imagine yours will be far superior.
Wow someone is going to be so lucky. I don’t know if I’ll cope with the excitement if my name is picked but I’ll try 😆
Take care one and all x
Sending you all positive thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue HNY
A wonderful start to your new collection, such a lovely brigh card for these dark January Days
Cold and miserable in UK but then again it is January.
Stay safe and well all
Elizabeth Bennett

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Hello Sue,
Such a stunning card to start your new launch with. Love the way your layered flowers have been simplified to make it easier to put together. These daisies are just beautiful and the embossing on the leaves have such depth. Love them.
Tooth Fairy Jo. xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and set to start the 2023 launch. I like how not all the flowers are facing straight on, giving a realistic perspective. WakeyL

Deb E isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous card and fab die set, love how you give us options. Whilst a daisy, change the colour and it could be a gerbera. Looking forward to the rest of the launch...

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a brilliant start to your new collection, I love flowers and you can never have too many. Having a side facing flower also gives depth to your floral arrangements. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the collection and sending big hugs to all our missing friends on the blog. Someone is going to be over the moon to win the whole set of your new dies so good luck everyone.

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L,Belfast

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Happy New Year. What a great way to start 2023. The layered Daisy die set is a must have. I love flowers and try to use them as much as possible. The card is beautiful. Be well and stay safe.

Carole Eaton said...

Sunny cheery card on such a dull day. Love the idea of a complete collection.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and the layered daisies opening the launch are lovely. We can never have enough flowers. Gosh, someone will be so very lucky to win a whole collection - all their birthdays and Christmas rolled into one :-).


Netty The Runner said...

Daisies always make me smile. This is a beautiful set of dies Sue.

Anonymous said...

So pretty. Daisies are always a must have as they seem so cheerful. Thanks Sue x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

What a wonderful start to your new release. Loving these new layered daisies, especially as you have so many views of them.

Very generous of you to always give your dies away, but this launch winner will be especially lucky.

Love Helen xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful die set Sue x the daisies are so pretty and I love the layers x I have tried layered flower dies and stamps before and got in a right kerfuffle! Thankyou for bringing these simplified ones to us , they look amazing and can't wait to try them x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CCM said...

What a great way to start the new release. I love daisies and yours are so beautiful on these lovely card. Can't wait to see the rest of the collection!

Good Luck to all.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a year for daisies it seems. This die is fantastic.
Stephanie K

AON said...

Morning Sue, Glad you got over Christmas and the New Year.What a great idea for a release. I love flowers and put them on all cards. I love daisies and this card is just beautiful. I've already seen the next Iris and have always wanted a good die to make a nice one. Well done. A

rjsmusic said...

Beautiful daisies! Love the layered look!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Yay, another release!! Congrats!
Your idea for simplify things to send the giveaways sound good, anyone would like to be lucky enough to win the entire release, what an amazing gift to start the year!!! Fingers crossed for my name in the draw LOL :D
I love so much layered flowers, but haven't still dies, so these new releases call to me! :)
Love the way you designed the daisies, with two size flowers, a profile view and leaves, and the instructions for layering in the packaging is another great idea!
Beautiful card to show the daisies!

hazel young said...

Beautiful dies set and card Sue, you can't go wrong with flowers xx Hazel Nottm

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful start to the new release. Your card is gorgeous, and flower dies are so useful when they can be layered like these. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love it when you do your launch we see so many new fantastic dies and cards for great inspiration.
Owlish p Xx
From The Bonnie Land of Scotland

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

What a gorgeous card and set of flower dies!
Sharon in Toronto

Cherry said...

Sue you have done it again, a girl can never have too many flower dies. They are lovely
Cherry McNamee

Liz said...

A beautiful set of dies to start of the latest release.

Liz Cavill ~ Crafty Sunflower

ursula said...

I always love flower dies, these look amazing, as seen on the card….my view, no card is complete without a flower …looks like a lovely launch coming up….luv Ursula from Verwood xx

Sallyann2409 said...

Beautiful flowers
Daisies are happy flowers.

Sally S from Bristol

Judy Hollers said...

Thank you, Sue, for simplifying the layered dies. You are always making things less complicated for us, and I appreciate it. The daisies will be fun to use, and the design of your card is so sweet. Sending Big Hugs to you for sharing your creativity with us. Hugs.

Eunice from Edmonton said...

Absolutely love your card Sue, the Daisies make me smile!! Love your idea of simplifying the use of multiple dies to make the flowers! What a great kick off to your launch!!

Glennis F said...

Love daisies, a great release

Karen Drew said...

Love daisies as they remind me that spring is on its way
Great start to your new release
Karen xx

sued99 said...

These are just gorgeous. A great start. X

Jomada-Dawn said...

What a fantastic opportunity for some lucky blog-reader!
Daisies - such a common little flower but so beautiful. I think I'd have to cut these in white, with yellow centres - the perfect reminder of summer childhood!
Good luck in the draw everyone!

Anonymous said...

WOW what a way to start the new year, a gorgeous set of Daisy dies in this beautiful card,
Thank you for your generosity Sue, someone is going to be over the moon to win, good luck everyone
Marlene O

Ann Topp said...

Good Evening Sue . Sorry it's late been out all day.What a great start. I thought spring had sprung. So beautiful. Thankyou Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky to win this set. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today. Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds
Please stay safe and well 🙏 everyone

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue you have done it again, beautiful flower dies xx

Rosie said...

WOW Sue what a lovely set of daisies. Lovely start to your launch...
Love Rosie from Chorley xxxxx

Susan Foster Croydon said...

Very pretty flowers! Always need different blooms
Susan Foster Croydon

Pussycats said...

Hi Sue and all

Daisies always make people smile and the new collection is beautiful and its one of them flowers where you can change the colours .
Wendy ( pussycats)

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A beautiful set of flowers, anyone who wins will be so happy with them, and as some of the other comments have said, they will be easy to change by using different colours!

Bejay said...

Oh wow, late to the party as usual. For some reason I'm not getting updates on your postings, Sue, so playing catchup on the launch. I adore flowers and layered ones sometime defeat me. Thank you for simplifying the process for those of us who are a little ham-fisted at times lol.
Bejay in Truro xx

Christine Bentley said...

A little late viewing the new release been very busy lately. I'm loving the new release. These daisies are beautiful so cheery on this snowy January day x

Anonymous said...

Daisies are always popular and make a stunning card.Great collection.
Kate from Kendal

Nancy Soetaert said...

This is an amazing release with all these beautiful layering flowers. Look at all the details!
The winner will be in (flower) heaven!
Also the people who will receive the flowercards made with this awesome collection!
Have a nice day

Maria said...

What a wonderful start of the new release Sue.
Like many already have said , you can never have too many flowers
and I love daisies as it means summer for me.
Good luck ladies and thank you Sue for the chance.
Maria ,MK x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. I’m very late checking in with your new launch but better late than never. This is a beautiful card and those daisies are fabulous.

Ruth M said...

The cheerful daisy makes a lovely card. Can be used for many occasions. Ruth Scott Oz