Saturday, 12 November 2011

Holly Motifs and Accents











Hi guys!  I'm not sure if this technically qualifies as a card since there is not a sentiment on it, but I just could not resist layering these beautiful dies up as soon as I got my hands on them.  I love this fine filigree type die, right up my alley.  Usually when I first get a set of dies to making samples, I cut them all out of white card and keep them in a file so I can just see how they all look together.  This set did not make it that far!  I layed them on to a piece of red card and that was it, I had to finish putting it together.  So I cut one more of the Holly accent pieces so I could have one on either side of the Holly Motif focal element, and locked their little side pieces together.  This is another one of those ''holding hands'' type dies.  I cut four corner pieces and added them to my unusually shaped rectangular card.  It just needed a bit of paper piercing and some pearls for the centres to complete it and give it an elegant statement.  Completely traditional and a far cry from some of the unusual Christmas colours of the recently shown cards, but I really like it  nonetheless.  All for now, Sue x

111 comments:

WencheP said...

Oh my gosh this is so elegant. I love the "ornaments" - it looks so elegant...

-Wenche

Crafty mop said...

I love this it's beautiful elegant and striking all in one. Fab card sue .Mandy x

Clai01 said...

I like the red card, it looks a cherry colour really striking against the white holly, love it !

Claire-Louise said...

This is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said Sue? All I can add is,this is my favourite card EVER
Heather x

Marie-Louise said...

Simple but really stunning.

CraftyLoops said...

Oh My Giddy Aunt!!!! Sue!!! WOW!! I am speechless! This card is absolutely amazing. Why havent I seen these dies before?? I must be living under a rock. This card is incredible. The colour is beautiful and the design is spectacular. What more can I say other than WOW! I am not joking but my mouth dropped when I opened your page and saw this. Wow! Lee xx

Maggie said...

Mmmmm really like this design simple but elegant haven't got this set but brain already thinking of others that I could use :-) sometimes it is good to leave a card without a sentiment on the front as then card can be used for any occasion by writing your own personal message inside - thanks for sharing Sue

Maggie

Julia Watts said...

Of course it's a card. you don't have to have a sentiment on it! Absolutely stunning. Love, Julia xxx

Jackie D said...

My thoughts exactly Julia - who decreed a card must have a sentiment? I often leave mine blank so that I can put my thoughts inside within the message. I think this card is great Sue, thank you

love from Jackie D

marg said...

Hello Sue
This is a beautiful card and deserves a frame..it is so like a Wedgewood effect, and I have these dies, but my imagination has not stretched as far as yours !
Really lovely Sue
Love Marg

dutchess said...

a total winner Sue ...elegant and stunning all in one go......I just have to have a go at making this card it has real wow factor......and I have just got more PVA glue today....another favorite! wonderful Sue have a good weekend take care Margaret

Lynne M said...

I agree with previous comments you don't need a sentiment for it to be a card and WOW what a card. I have these dies so it looks like I'll be playing in my craft room today. I know, any excuse to craft. lol Lynne M

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

Anonymous said...

Absolutly stunning, of course its a card. (Funny that you should show holly accents as i am working with mine now.) Elegant and sophisticated spring to mind for this creation.
Hugs Amanda xx

lilygee said...

Hi and hope everyone has a lovely weekend. A lovely, elegant card - I adore your piercing; it really finishes the card off and so neat - Can you tell us what you use for your piercing Sue, I don't think I've ever seen you demo it - would be nice to see. Thanks for sharing the card
lots of love xxx
lilygee

Christine B. said...

Love it very elegant and stunning. Hugs x ChrisB

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue well you've done it again no ribbons to be found on this card. It show you can make a really lovely card without ribbons. Lots of love Jenny L

Anonymous said...

Another great card Sue,
xxx Janet Babar

Fuchsia said...

Its awesome Sue and cards don't always need sentiments sometimes the card says it all !

uksharon said...

Gorgeous dies Sue

Best wishes, Sharon

Ang said...

Another absolutely stunning card Sue, I will have to try this one for sure

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue once again,will certainly use this one for my own Christmas Cards as this is my style, love it. Yvonne x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This card is superb and very elegant. I don't think a sentiment is always required especially on such a lovely card.

Eileen x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Oh so beautiful and delicate,and every card does not need a sentiment.
Carol x

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card. Again you have made something else that i am going to have to try. Hope you don't mind x
Sue

Maryann said...

Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous, and just so me too. I looooooove these different lace dies and I have most of them except these last two new swets, and I use them over and over again.
This card is absolutely stunning, and I sure wouldn´t mind to get one like this, that´s for sure. I love it.
HAve a wonderful week-end and lots of crafting fun.

Carole said...

It doesn't need a sentiment Sue, the card says it all...Christmas!! Stunning...absolutely stunning, Carole x

Rita said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue. I need those dies. The red background just adds to the beauty of the card. TFS Hugs Rita xxxx

Vee said...
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Vee said...

It qualifies as a work of art x

Ciacchina said...

Che delicatezza! sembra fatta a "chiacchierino"!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

LellyJelly said...

Nice filigree effect - of course you can call it a card!x

Fiona said...

I don't think sentiments are mandatory!

Sandra said...

Again another stunning card Sue
Sandra x

sandra(misty) said...

Another stunning card thanks for the inspiration I now know what I am doing for my Xmas card I have those dies I hope you don't mind if I copy it for my Xmas cards

Marleine said...

A very striking card.If others were sitting on a shelf this would be the first one noticed. Beautiful.

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Sue simple but very elegant just how I like them. Thumbs up from me.
Hugs Anne x

PaulineC said...

Absolutely stunning. I very rarely put sentiments on the front of my cards. I always put them inside.

veronica said...

stunning card - it doesn't need a sentiment! will have to add those dies to the wish list.....

Elaine L said...

Sue, this definately is a card - with or without a sentiment. It is stunning and proves it can be simple but still very effective. I absolutely love it and I can see myself using this concept in the future.
Elaine x

Rocky said...

WOW, need I say more?!

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely stunning Sue! I love cards without sentiments personally and I love red and white together! The "new colors" of Christmas that are so popular right now are fabulous, but given the choice I would probably stick with red and white :) Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation!

Barbara Phillips said...

You have excelled yourself Sue!!! So beautiful, elegant and very intricate. I didnt think you could surpass the all white wedding style card that everyone loved but this is my new favourite!!! Have the dies and I am now inspired to use them, thanks Sue!!!!!!!

DI said...

Love it which set is this please as I now need it!!

Kate's Cards said...

I think you could make a really great wallpaper border with this!! Could this be another feather to your bow!!

craftymum said...

Oh my Sue
this is THE most stunning card you have made. Just STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hugs Sarah x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely Card Sue..xx

scrapper said...

Love the clear lines of this card and as I have the holly set I may be busy tomorrow!!

Lindyloo said...

As the diecuts look so much like snowflakes, it is lovely to see them on red and not blue as traditionally done. Absolutely lovely Sue, thank you. Regards Linda

violetclouds said...

I am running out of superlatives to comment on your cards! I think it could also not be a christmas card, the intricate ornate design is so neat that I didnt notice the holly leaves there at first

Kimberly said...

Another stunning card...i never thought to do that with all the pieces we get in a set..i'm going to try that for sure. tfs
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Carol S. said...

I just love these dies and can't wait to get my hands on them. Another stunning card and the white shows the detail beautifully. Hugs Carol S.xx

Vee said...

oh sue, this die is a must have!!! i am glad these did not make it to the files but to a card instead. yes, this definitely counts as a card.
TFS.

Sandra Riley .. said...

Absolutely stunning card, so elegant and so beautiful, it encourages us followers to sit and 'play' with our dies.
You are so amazingly creative.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Rufus said...

Elegant, classy and classic are the words that come to mind when I look at this beauty! Love it, really like that die set.
R/

Агрум said...

Easily and air

Ayelet said...

Amazing card! Those white dies are beautiful and looks great with the red background!

Helen said...

Simple and stunning, would look fabulous in a range of colours xx

Anonymous said...

Quite simply stunning

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, There is just one word for it - WOW! Regards, Anne R x

Vie Carter said...

wonderfully creative - beautiful card Sue

Vie Carter
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Absolutely Stunning!!! I love the red and white, it's so elegant and the Holly Motif Die is just gorgeous and links together beautifully!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, it is so nice to see what we can actually do with the dies, I take your advice and look at them in different ways, I do not have many but always try and make them work in more than one way. I like the way you matched these up, Lovely. MariaS

Kate said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card - this set of dies has to go on my wishlist!

Janet said...

thats really really nice Sue, its so elegant and yet so simple (not meaning to take away your amazing talent in any way) but you are right, simple white card on a red background - lovely

Maggie said...

Great card, soo pretty.

KimberleyG said...

I absolutely love it. My cards rarely have a sentiment, but they do usually have an image since I don't have all those fancy dies.

Uta said...

Wonderful card - I like the ornaments.

Hugs, Uta

jane said...

Love it, Love it, Love it, the holly dies are so beautiful , the white on the red looks amazing one of my favourite dies

Jane xx

Carole said...

I loved this card so much, I got the dies out and made it this afternoon...and I'm very pleased with the result! :) Carole x

bhavana said...

A truly beautiful card! Love white on red!

Lorraine said...

this is beautiful sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this one is beautiful, it reminds me of the moulded ceilings you get in some historical buildings, Edwina

Evik said...

Absolutely stunning! So delicate !

Carole RB said...

I love this!

Chloe's Nan said...

A lovely card Sue x

Jan said...

Wow, stunning. I love it

pamela said...

This is one of my favorite cards and as I have the dies I can make the card. Thank you

Susanne said...

Georgeous card and dies, WOW!!!
Hugs Susanne

elkearts&crafts said...

Hi Sue,
I don't believe a card has to have a sentiment. This is beautiful, rich and elegant in it's simplicity.
Elaine J

Takaya said...

Love it! So clean&simple but also rich :)

Anonymous said...

Bought this set last time you were on tv given me an idea how to use

MissD

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! Love it.

Jackie Ginger said...

This is a truly beautiful card, what else needs to be said !

Pelargonia said...

OMG, I recently bought thos dies and made one christmas card... But yours is just stunning!

Kimbo said...

Very elegant and it has so much depth

Stampersue said...

Love these dies and the overall effect is just so elegant. Sometimes I think you don't always need a sentiment and I just love the finish on this card.

Stampersue
X

shells-crafts said...

Oh wow. Love those dies. So, so elegant. Must invest in something like these!

Elaine said...

I have seen these dies but thought they would not be my sort of thing but shown here they are so intricate and they do look so elegant I lIke them , I must also invest in these as I think they can also be quite versatile too.
Nice work Sue
Regards Elaine

Sue said...

I love it's clean lines. They look so intricate on their bit of card but once YOU start working on them you show us how to give it a go. Beautiful card.
Sue C

miislucky said...

I love it! Very pretty and elegant! Great job!!! Mimi

Sheila H said...

When I saw this card,I just had to get my Spellbinders out and give it a try!I ended up making 10 cards but all different.I used metallic card for some and the effect is amazing.Thank you Sue.xxx

CathyinMN said...

That die is so delicate and pretty! Love how you used it on the card -- it's beautiful!

Tracy said...

Wow - never thought I needed this set, but now I do!!!!

Vee Cassidy said...

I just keep coming back for another look at this one so excellent.
Vee x

Carol D said...

This card doesn't need a sentiment, so much going on. I have this die set and you have given me inspiration.

Carol xx

Anonymous said...

This is a fab card and so easy to make have those dies will be doing this one!!!!! jan pay 34 mountstone rd plymouth pl1 3rw

smittenstamper said...

Wow!!!!..this just shows how awesome spellbinders really are...love it.xx

Hellma said...

super stunning card Sue.

loftylass said...

Wow Sue - you've just taken my breath away with this card - I love the exquisite elegance. I knew when I first saw these dies I would like them well now I know I will have to buy them even if I don't use them this year!!! tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Anonymous said...

This is totally and utterly stunning, Sue. I have these dies and haven't used them as yet but I certainly will be giving this a try, if you don't mind.

Alice

blingy crafter said...

stunning white an red crisp colours

Wee Purr said...

love the holly accents.. i have this die...

CraftyJo said...

That paper piercing really does finish-off a card, very pretty.

melanie said...

beautiful xx

Seom said...

Well I just looked at your blog and as I moved down i saw some amazing cards, bot when I got to this one it stopped me in my tracks. This is def going to be be my "special people " christmas card. You are amazing I tape all your shows and you are a truly Insperational. My husband passed away recently and without crafting and watching your inspiration I'm not sure how I would have got thru the last months. Keep inspiring us. Thank you........

Vee Cassidy said...

I keep coming back to this one I cannot leave it alone.Vee x

aggieosborne1104 said...

WOW...WOW....& another WOW!!!! I don't think I will have the heart to give a card as beautiful as this....I think I'll freeze frame it....forever!! Proof the spellbinders can turn someone from just a simple person into a fantastic artist!!! I love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

this is next die to buy i think for those quick cards for any gender young or old. Saw what u did with it (chopping bits off) some good ideas. Just got labels 22 and 18 so off for a play.
born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com