Thursday, 7 July 2011

Sorry, But I Have To...

Hi everyone,  Again, I will apologise, but I have to show some of the Christmas cards from the last shows.  I know, I know, it's a dirty word for most of us this early in the year, but sometimes it just takes a few brave souls to post some pics on their blog to get us in the mood to begin our Christmas cards.  I am only doing you a favour by doing this so you won't leave it til the last minute (like last year).  So really this is like a public service that I'm doing, right?  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  The truth is that I have been busy getting the last minute details finished for my workshops this weekend and the Dabble Day next weekend so I haven't had time to do much new stamping.  I figured that any new card (even Christmas) was better to look at the the same old one that has been on the blog for awhile now, right?  Anyways, this is the first Christmas card that I made when I got the new seasonal dies and I think it is my favourite one.  Usually, I have to make a few cards to get the feel of the dies until I make a card I really like, but this set was a blast to use!  It's a shame but my camera didn't pick up the pretty swirls that are stamped on the ornament opposite the poinsettias.  I love this crocheted ribbon too so look out for more of it to come.  It makes beautiful flowers too!  The Cosmic Shimmer white pearl PVA glue makes fab faux pearls, doesn't it!?  If you aren't too upset with me about having Christmas forced upon you, please leave me a comment and let me know you have been by the blog. All for now,Sue x

53 comments:

Sandra said...

I am determined to get on top of my Christmas cards this year! I was still making cards on Boxing Day last year - how bad is that!
Love the inspiration, Sandra.

Maryann said...

I just LOVE christmas, so I don´t mind at all, and this is just gorgeous. I love this die too and the small Poinsettas just looks marveless on there as well, and the deepred color is fabulous. The entire card is very very elegant and sophisticated, and I really love every detail on it. Stunning work, so let´s just see some more of that ha ha ha.
Have a great day.

Helene said...

Great card. Its never too early for Christmas!

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely stunning! That lacey ribbon is just gorgeous as well as the bold colors you've used! Amazing job!

xx Tracey xx :D

Jan said...

Fabulous card Sue, I forgive you (XM..)! lOl!! I bought the baubles so I'm pleased for the inspiration xx Jan

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Christmas here we come!!
Janet xx

marg said...

Hi Sue !
Love it when you put a new card on the web ! ....I love Christmas and I love to see your latest ideas,
and to see the new products that you have been able to get your hands on 1st. LOL
By the way I just love the Crotchet Ribbons
Love Marg

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I've been getting a head start on my Christmas cards and this is great inspiration.

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I love the card and the lacey ribbon is gorgeous.I don't mind looking at christmas cards......still doesn't mean i will be making any yet. Have fun at the weekend

Julie x

KimberleyG said...

I love your new card. It's so beautiful I don't see how anyone can be upset about the theme. When I opened the image to a new page, it was large enough that I had a good view of the swirls. They are a nice compliment to the fabulous looking pointsettas.

Christine said...

No dosn't upset me when i see a stunning christmas card like that sue. Love the crochet ribbon and the bauble die I think I will have to get that die now keep inspiring us sue.

Debbie said...

Hi Sue, your card is absolutely stunning.I love it all especially the lace, the bauble.....etc.. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation.Inspirational.Hope you're well.Love Debbie x

joydee1963 said...

Love,love,this card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

agapanthus said...

This is really lovely, Sue! A fab card - you really inspire me to get out my Nesties and get crafting! Best wishes Karen x

Clai01 said...

No Sue .. post away, not bothered at all, christmas springs up all the time these days so it seems , and this is one gorgeous card!
I love the design and the colour combination and the crochet ribbon trim, fab !

Dawn said...

I'm happy to craft for Christmas all year round so bring it on! This card is beautiful, good job we can't touch your card or it would be worn out with all our stroking, love the textures Dawn x

Liz said...

love the card and i was lucky enough to get those dies when you did the potw shows so will have a play with them this weekend

scrapper said...

Not sure I could use the glue so elegantly but it does finish off the card.
Not really a bauble person but love the background. I have just started christmas (shush) but it will be a long haul!

Bernie said...

Amazing Card!!! Never to early for Christmas but with the temp nearing 100 here it's not easy thinking cool winter thoughts.
Blessings Bernie

veronica said...

carry on Sue, already have a small pile of Christmas cards done - resolved not to have to dive to tesco at the last minute again! Dies sound interesting, esp if all like your lovely sample......

Christine said...

No apologies necessary Sue, just love to see what you have done, new or otherwise. A fabulous card and I love the lace.
Have fun this weekend.
Hugs
Christine xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue , Gorgeous card. I bought the dies so thank for the beautiful inspiration. Iv'e made 26 christmas cards up to now. But got tons more to do. I love all your cards. Hugs x ChrisB

Buttons said...

Well done Chris! I always have good intentions to start early but it never quite seems to happen.
Beautiful layout as ever Sue. I really have to get some of that glue as pearl embellishments can get costly.
Good luck with everything you have planned for the coming weekends - do you ever slow down?
Hugs to you and yours, Buttons x

Lorraine said...

oh wow i love this its stunningly elegant and i love that pva i need some to make some pearls its on my forever growing wishlist,thx for sharing and no need to apologise i love christmas any time of the year xx

furrypig said...

I love seeing Christmas cards at almost any time of year! I love red and green for Chrimbo too as I am a traditionalist at heart!

LellyJelly said...

I love Christmas so bring it on! Like the ornament die but the snowflake pendant die is may favourite. Have been playing with ideas for this years design already. However,if you check my house out in October I'm sure you'll find that I'll have only just started my cards and they're drying on just about every surface!!! So good for you getting ahead.x

Barbara Phillips said...

Wish I could get started for xmas but rearranging my craft room and its taking forever. Love the card and will need to have a practice with the faux pearls before attempting to put them on a card.

Helen said...

Well I think we can let you get away with the 'C' word if you post such super cards! Very inspiring.

Fiona said...

Looking forward to seeing you at Leighton Buzzard - will it be time for mince pies then?

violetclouds said...

that is such an elegant card I can enjoy it in july! I am loving the crochet ribbon, I missed out on that, hmmm I wonder if when you are sourcing supplies you can track down more fantastic ribbons.... And that tape (? hemp tape?)- someone else stamped on it in another show with distressed inks it looked well cool.

Anonymous said...

Love it!! I bought the same die and have been wanting to bring it out to play...Just may have to now! Love your faux pearls!
Hugs,
Sheree

Rufus said...

Gorgeous card, but I've really been trying to think about that!! Urggghh, now you've reminded me!
R/

Debs said...

Lovely card, we have been doing a Christmas card class since Jan this year. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Hugs Bee and Dee

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunning the detail is just amazing,hugs cheryl xxxx

dutchess said...

hi Sue thank you for posting more of the POW cards they are such an inspiration....I missed out on the baubles are they coming back??????....love all your cards thank you for your inspiration Margaret

Wellington said...

Gorgeous card Sue - TFS. And yes, that ribbon is rather lovely....

Sheryl Hare said...

You are my saviour. I am determined to start early this year and intend starting my cards in the next couple of weeks. Keep the inspiration coming please Sues

Sue said...

Beautiful card again. Love the rich colours you have used, very trad. Never too early to look at xmas cards but don't start mine till after July 25th (not long then lol)but still find myself fussing around with the last few about the 20/12!!

Sue.
P.S. have a good class.

PaulineC said...

Another beautiful card. I love the lace ribbon.

Rocky said...

Really like the card and afterall Christmas IS less than six months away!!!!

Nathalie said...

Nothing wrong with a christmas card in July!

Papercraft By Carole said...

Am already planning my Christmas cards - and think I might just have to invest in the ornament dies!! Cxx

Christmas cards said...

This is very elegant! You are so creative. I wish to receive this type of Christmas card on Christmas

Vee said...

Definitely a winner. Reminds me of a tartan pattern and a cozy fire in a cottage in the hills with a shimmering lake nearby. Lovely.

Littlehamsterz said...

What a great card :) there's nothing wrong with getting a jump on Christmas cards! It looks fab!

Anonymous said...

I just found your website and just LOVELOVELOVE your work!! Great Job!!!
Your site goes to the top of my daily "NEED TO SEE" bookmarks!!!

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration you provide!!! I feel like I'm in heaven!

Lorette Cole

Mimi said...

This is sooo pretty!!! I love using my spellbinders, thanks to you and your inspirations. Hugs, Mimi

Ayelet said...

Christmas or not - this card is great!

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CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card! I love that ribbon!

Tigs said...

Beautiful card, all the colours go together so well.

Yvette said...

i watched you make this one on TV, its a lovely card

JudyC said...

I love all the cards you make I wish I had your talent. I have had a go at making some cards with my new spellbinders that I had to buy last time you were on C&C