Monday, 25 June 2012

Joy And Baubles

Morning my crafty friends!  Ah yes, back to Christmas today!  Only a short break, I did say.  I have used the new baubles that come as part of the Christmas Tree set.  They are lovely and scrolly and just plain bite sized!  I started by stamping my bold sentiment in Black Archival ink on milk card.  I used the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder by Couture Creations to emboss the detail into this piece.  I cut an aperture using a plain oval from my taupe card and then a slightly smaller oval from some black card.  I matter the two together to form  one aperture for my sentiment and baubles.  I cut both of the bauble dies from some deep red card and a tiny scrap of black card to use as a "hanger" piece for them.  I centred my sentiment so that it was to the right of the opening, leaving room for one of my baubles next to it.  I added foam mounting pieces to the back of the aperture piece to raise it for dimension.  I added the other bauble piece on to the top card and had it hanging down into the opening.  I cut a strip of black card and then cut one of the Holly accent borders in red to go atop it.  I taped that to the left of the opening and added a messy bow made from the red vintage ribbon.  I added two black pearl pins and a fancy button from my ever growing stash of buttons (yes, I am addicted!)  I cut one of the larger Holly corners for the upper right.  I matted all of this with a piece of milk card, then added my pierced mat in black to complete the card.  I really do like these non traditional colours for Christmas, are they getting you in the mood for making some seasonal cards? 
Just a reminder that Sam Poole will be on C & C today at 9am and 3pm with her new Artful Ladies and Journaling Sentiment stamps.  Be sure to tune in and see her great demos and samples!  All for now, Sue x

170 comments:

Celina Dee said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful. Such a luxurious card
Waterford - Ire

Linda said...

Hi Sue, seems I am first today. Thi card is Stunning, lovely colour and layout, you are getting me in the mood for Christmas cards! never thought I would say that in June. Linda x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card love the colour where do you get your patterned paper from I've searched every ware to find so as nice as you. You've now got me in the mode for doing my Christmas cards. Hoping my dies arrive today. Looking forward to tomorrows card.
Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, another inspirational card for Christmas. Your choice of colours and paper are a delight. Oh to have your ideas you make card making look so easy.

Wilma

barbiepinkfairy said...

Like this but struggle with the colour combo only because the same as my old school uniform! However, forgetting that simple but stylish layout that stands out from the crowd!

jucrook said...

Hi sue. Love the card but it really is too early to get in the Christmas spirit. It comes round quick enough each year without starting off before I've had my summer holiday! I'll look back on these later in the year for inspiration. Ju

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very pretty! love the die cut ornaments

Luanne

Pam said...

Hello Sue, I should imagine that anyone would be delighted to receive such a lovely Christmas card. It is very elegant.

Missmizog said...

What a fantastic stylsh card.
Sue

lestim said...

Hi Sue, such a lovely card to wake up to on a Monday. I can see lots of different things in the oval a very useful design. Best wishes, Lesley x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really fab card, keeps me inspired to start my Christmas cards. Bx

Felicie said...

Hi Sue
What a faboulus card,very pretty.
Felicie

Jan said...

Morning Sue, a simple and stylish festive card not quite in Christmas mode yet but need to be! Enjoying the inspiration though?

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card although I would like it more in different colours I think.The baubles & holly border are lovely.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue, well simple, beautiful, elegant and sophisticated to suggest just a few adjectives to discribe todays post.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

jacqui said...

Great card,can not wait to get my hands on the dies.

Anonymous said...

Gona hava go at this one when my dies come!
Thx for all your good ideas
Clare

kimberley said...

once again-class and style.another beauty sue,take care ,x

Laura O said...

Morning Sue another beauty .These dies are lovely .Laura O

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card - I love the rich colours.I'm off to work but have record set for Sam! Carole ZX

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love, Love this card.
I hope these dies are available individually soon, it is one I NEED!!!!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another absolutely gorgeous card. This card is so elegant and the colours go together beautifully, love the holly border and corner flourish, also the triple bow, and gorgeous button. All in all a beautiful card, understated but elegant. Looking forward to Sam Poole's shows on C&C today and can't wait for my christmas dies to arrive. Was playing yesterday with your lacy dies, they are simply beautiful. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to seeing Sam's cards and demos, lovely card love the colour combos.

Vick said...

I don't go for Christmas cards really, but this is beautiful, i love it when you use these colours, similar to my favourite card last week that you showed, not the design, the colours, thanks for sharing with us though Sue, i really don't know how you keep doing it, surely you've run out of ideas by now, LOL, Hugs vick xxxx

Victoria said...

I loved the way you made so many Christmas cards without traditional Christmas papers - very classy, and shows again that the dies to the work (with your help of course)!! This is another classy card. Love it.

Maryann said...

Another really untraditional but gorgeous christmascard here Sue. But it really looks awesome and I love it a lot. Great work hun, really stunning.

Janice K said...

Hi Sue! Love the intricacy of the new bauble dies! Stunning card and yes it's turning my thoughts to Christmas!

Lin W said...

love it
xx

Christine said...

I was trying to think which elements make this card so beautiful, the colour, the dies, ribbon, composition... but couldn't. The whole thing is perfect.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours and the design.
Sonia x

Razzamajazza said...

Loving this card and colour combination! X

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card. Very elegant and chic.
Love and light.
Suz x

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Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, I usually start my christmas cards in the summer holidays, as I am trying to get all the birthdays etc done for the rest of the year then out comes the christmas stash, I loved the fancy tree and that has gone on to the top of my 'NEED' list, happy crafting
Tina x

Dawny T said...

Another stunning christmas card. The colours are great, so different from the normal greens, golds etc. Hopefully I will be making some great cards this year with your help of course. Will be setting TV on record for 9am this morning.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a damp and grey morning here in Burgundy
Love today's card - very classy and the colours tone very welltogether.
Janet x

Jane in Spain said...

very elegant!

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely, lovely card. Great colour combination. I'm just about to go in the pool for my morning dip, so a bit early in the year to be thinking of Christmas. The new Spellbinders dies and embossing folders look awesome.

Mac Mable said...

Morning Sue I love the colours that you have used and a very good use of the little baubles dies that are with the tree die set. Love dipping in to see your cards..sets me up for the day, thank you x

norma said...

morning sue,what a lovely card im back from my hols on the iow thankfully i did not get caught up in the mud etc.
have a week at home so am going toget cracking on my cards my order arrived while i was away so am able to start using your new dies.although part of my order has gone missing the daft delivery person left card saying it was in my green recycle bin which was collected last week,c&c will have to get these people sorted.
best wishes norma

Heather said...

Good morning Sue
I love the baubles and can't wait for mine to arrive. I love today's card ( no surprise there then) lol I will be watching Sam' show today she is another very talented lady.
Hugs x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card. I have managed to get all the Christmas dies I want online and can't wait for them all to arrive so that I too can start making.

Evis.

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the new Christmas Tree Dies... but still saving !
Such another beautiful card to be proud of too.
Love Marg

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Another lovely Christmas card, love the sentiment.
Can't wait for my dies to arrive.
Erica x

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card this but it's bringing Christmas too close LOL. I'm going on my summer holidays today and i'm looking at Christmas cards! LOL Soniax

Karen said...

A lovely twist on a classic Christmas card. Great colours

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue. Just can't get my head thinking of Christmas yet but i can look back on your blog later when I start making Christmas cards

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - one of my favourite colour combos today, and a beautiful card. I have the holly dies and this is a lovely use of them. TY. Kathy x

Maggie said...

Good morning. Another card for the folder as I'm not in the mood for xmas cards yet. The sun's shining! Thank you for more inspiration. xx

Shahab said...
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Shahab said...

Good Morning Sue,
Exquisite & Luxurious is all I can say to describe this card Black & Red works so well and I love the lush wine red bow very classic
Thank you for sharing
Ps all my Christmas Dies arrived
They are Awsome !!!

Hugs Shahab xx

Anthea said...

Absolutely love this card Sue, the colours are different for a Christmas card but they are great. I will be recreating this one as soon as my dies arrive hopefully later today :) Hugs xx

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours and new bauble dies, i have some marieanne dies which are similar and they are stunning. will be watching Sam later too xx hazel

Clare said...

Really lovely card, love the colours you've used. I really want to get the christmas tree set, fell in love with it when watching your shows.

clare x

scofessex said...

What a lovely christmas card. I have ordered the dies you used and will be using your inspiration to make my cards. Thank you for always bringing us such wonderful cards.

Sc

Debby Berry said...

Wow. This is fantastic. Love it. Always a highlight of my day to see your work. Thanks

Elaine said...

I love this card saw the demo on create and craft. The colours and style are so elegant. Thanks sue x

Anonymous said...

Love it!! Thanks Sue.Mabex

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love the card gets u in the mood 4 xmas shame its only june lol

Wendy L said...

Love the deep red colour, great card. xxx

Granny Ado said...

Classy Christmas with this one. Lovely

Jane said...

Simply divine, Love the colour combo will have all these dies when my new ones arrive. This is a good card to repeat not to expensive. We need cost affective this one just the ticket Thank you Sue .

Jane xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful card as always Sue! Love the colours!
Sarah x

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,
Simple and elegant card but so effective
love from Jackie D

Carol said...

hi sue
stunning card love the festive colours.the new dies look great love the bow,pins,button stands out so well on this card. the border die looks so detailed. will be putting them on my list.very vintage looking card love it.

Love Carol xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue

It is very simple and elegant

xxxx

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous Sue. Nothing more to say apart from great colours and loving it.
Hugs Sue H xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant

Skybluepink said...

Love the elegant simplicity of this one Sue. Can I ask what length of ribbon you start with keep trying but they never look good thanks x

nattyboots said...

Must get these dies soon Sue, the card is simply beautiful . Elaine H X

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wow, lovely card and lovely colour combination. I'm lost for words today. Now that's a first for me, I think. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What wonderful ideas you are giving us for Christmas cards, this one is again stunning.

Love Rosemarie xx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVE THE CARD
COLOURS ARE NICE SUE

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great classic Christmas card, suitable for anyone. With Love & Light Theresa.H

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

You have done it again yet another beautiful card. Love the holly motif and border and the colours are stunning. Something else to add to the wish list.

salem said...

fab card different , xmas cards can be a abit boring "!"! love color , im going to make cards with the sewing elements on for my crafty friends

sue said...

Morning Sue, really lovely, I love this card. You are such an inspiration.
Hugs Sue M xx

nesscraftyqueen said...

This such a lovely colour scheme Sue, well done as usual on both design and colour story.
Crafting hugs
Ness

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card it has a very classic look,have a good day, Bren

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and stunning colours loving these dies. Thanks for the inspiration to get started on my Christmas cards earlier this year.
Hugs Rizwana

lilygee said...

Love this card - colours and bold lines look wonderful
lilygee xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful and luxurious what else do you need?

Ann said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely Christmas Card lovin the unusual colours stunning effect makes such a change from the red and green colour scheme you are so kind sharing your ideas with us helping us to go forward and use unusual things and colours for Christmas.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

AnnR said...

Lovely card Sue Keep up the good work, you are inspirational.

Lacelady said...

You are master of the elegant card!

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue,
l think is a very elegant card and will be making a few for friends who like the elegant style card. lol Ann

KellysKards said...

Great card Sue, the bow is brilliant and I love the colours.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what a fab card. Really getting in the mood for christas. Like the framed oval. Draws u in. Yes can here the coarls here Brill job
born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely classy card, the colours are great, as are the new baubles, I am not quite in the mood for christmas yet, but if anyone's cards can made me, yours can ha ha!

guffie said...

Hi Sue
what a gorgeous card and in tose lovely colours so striking ... really can't wait till my dies turn up so i can get busy on my christmas cards xx gail

Lisa said...

Another fabulous card Sue

Lisa
xx

Carol H said...

Simply beautiful - love the colours.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue

This card is simply elegant! I have some Christmas dies on order, so I can't wait for them to arrive. Sam xx

Planetsusie said...

This is a really classic card Sue - love the colours and my favourite christmas die - the holly! My set of dies arrived this morning - the ones with these baubles and the christmas tree so I am a happy bunny. I also bought the embossing folders and the dazzlers - beautiful!

Thanks again for showing us your creations.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Sam and Dean - what a duo on C&C!!

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another brilliant card Sue, simple but very very effective.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
What a WOW card, it just works, love the splash of black with the burgandy & cream.
Emma

Redanne said...

I think the Christmas Tree set has to be one of the most versatile, love it and love your wonderful card too. A x

Sandybee said...

A simple but elegant card Sue
xx Sandra

vanessa said...

Morning Sue, what an absolutely lovely card, take care vanessa xx

Victoria said...

One of my favourite colour combinations. What a stunning Christmas card!

CraftyJo said...

Lovely - I'm really getting into the Christmas spirit!!!

gwen70 said...

stunning card Sue, such lovely rich colours

Roma said...

Hi Sue, invested in the christmas collection (my first spellbinders collection),after seeing your demos, CANNOT wait to get crafting with them!!

Lynn said...

HI Sue,

These dies are wonderful, I resisted, but am now having regrets ! Lynn xx

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card for Christmas, love your colour combo and design. Took a look at the new majestic dies that Linda Burrows commented on yesterday, they are awesome! Hugs Christine H xx

Vie Carter said...

I love the Christmas tree die, but not sure how I would use the other two that come with!

Now I know, I will order as I love this card

Vie
x

lejo said...

Morning Sue. What a simple but beautiful card. I can see it in so many different colour combinations. I love Christmas so it's never too early for me!
Hugs
Leah

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Another stunning card, really looking forward to getting those bauble dies. Love Jean x

Meg said...

Hi Sue, the ornament dies are beautiful but personally not keen on the colours.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely classy christmas card
Just love it.
Margaret L

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Great classic card like the colours
you have used too.
Love yesterdays card didn't get to see it till now so thought I would
comment on it today.
Nancyd xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful Christmas card. I really love the holly dies and those intricate baubles. I will collect them one by one so I can make some lovely christmas cards this year. Love your big bold bows as always!! Have a great day love Tres x x x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Made my way to my craftroom on my crutches LOL!
Wow my fav colours again and the card is a beaut i love it all
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love this card saw it on create and craft
take care
jayne

Claveh said...

Beautiful Sue, this is a lovely card. xxx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Sheer beauty and looks so luxurious to say the least. Now looking out for the new set of dies!
Take care and take a rest after all your hard work last week.
Margaret

Sue B said...

Lovely card Sue, I think the colours are beautiful.I have just started on xmas cards so will have to give this a go.
Sue B

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty Christmas card!

Jan.moogie said...

Simply elegant Christmas card Sue.x

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, another lovely simple classy card.
Can't think about Christmas yet, loads of birthdays to do but cant wait to start.

Gay, New Malden said...

Hi Sue

What a stylish Christmas Card, never too early to start making cards for Christmas. Very lovely.
Take Care

Gay xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A lovely classy card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue

I love looking at your Xmas cards, and storing up ideas for when I get my dies.

This one is beautiful very clean and crisp looking, with great colours also.
Janet

Sue Thoms said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic I love it.I love these colours for. christmas. I am looking forward to receive my xmas dies. When are you back on create and craft as I am trying to keep a budget for your dies. Thanks once again Sue x x x

dutchess said...

Hi Sue...just love these colours, still waiting for my dies to arrive and really looking forward to getting playing....been watching Sam doing her demos......whist I knit some poinsettias for on my cards....and whatch the tennis talk about multi tasking.....take care Margaret MP

Ladock girl said...

love these new dies, fantastic card. love linda xxx

Astipink said...

Hi sue,
This is lovely. I really like those new dies. I couldn't afford them when they were on this time. Hopefully they will be coming back soon.

Regards
Amanda
Xx

SueH said...

Stunning card Sue.

Those baubles are to die for and so different from any others that I’ve seen.

I’ve still not mastered the scruffy bow yet.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
This card is so stylish and beautiful.
I love the colour combination the ribbon,pins etc and those dies are so pretty!

Thank you for sharing with us!
Have a great day...what's left of it!
Lara xxx

Linda said...

Beautiful Sue, lovely classy colours makes an amazing card. Loving the fabulous Christmas dies.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Lovely rich colours on this card Sue I love it its gorgeous hugs Sue xxxx

Phil D said...

What a great Christmas Card this is Sue - love it

Phil D

Joan Dickinson said...

Anothe stunner. Love the colour combination as its so different.XX

sheila said...

Beautiful and elegant. The colour is so rich and luxurious.

ann lomax said...

beautiful, luxurious card, love the colours and the layout. Ann

Barbara said...

Beautiful, love this card.

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue you can show me a Crimbo card every day, i love Christmas ohhhhh i,m so excited just looking at your cards. Only 182 days to go.

nikkib said...

I'm told its 6 months to the Big Day..... Wimbledon has only just started!!!!! loving the card Sue, I loved the Tree die, so different.....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and colour combo. Into Wimbledon at the moment, Christmas will just have to wait ! B. W. Carolyn H.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is so great.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
I loved this card when I saw it on C&C. It is elegant and yet easily repeated making it a good design to use for friends christmas cards.
Lovely colours.
Hugs Linda xx

Joesgrandma said...

How can you say that this card is both delicate and strong! Well Itys beautiful and to my mind's eye its both. Thanks Sue XX

Barneybear said...

I love the colours Sue! Just got my dies in the post so....christmas cards here I come!

cornercrafts said...

What a beautiful card sue, must get in the mood for making some christmas cards seeing as the christmas multi buy jumped in my basket. Can't wait to have you back on C & C.

Tracie Carmody said...

yet another beautiful card, so wish I was talented as you but so thankful for you giving me inspiration xxxx

sued99 said...

Very unusual colours for Christmas but so gorgeous.

jennywren1947 said...

a nice card sue must start my crimbo cards soon left it 2 late last yr and only did a few lol
hugs chris x

jennywren1947 said...

a nice card sue must start my crimbo cards soon left it 2 late last yr and only did a few lol
hugs chris x

Lucy said...

Finally! One I might be able to actually come close to replicating {tee hee}. Now, if only I could jump start myself to actually start working on Christmas cards. I like the non-traditional colors.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Oooo Yes, would love to make this one, it's gorgeous and I love the colours. Must wait for the bauble dies to arrive first though.
I enjoyed Sam's show this morning and was disappointed there wasn't another one at 3pm but I do have the morning one reorded so can watch again. It was a great show - especially with Dean being his usual playful self and Sam putting him so very neatly in his place! Loved it!
Sue x

lilysmum said...

simplistic elegance sue; another fab card-just love the colours you have chosen for this card. Thank-you.x

lilysmum said...

simplistic elegance sue; another fab card-just love the colours you have chosen for this card. Thank-you.x

AnneRD said...

Lovely card today Sue, so elegant. I love those bauble dies, and the rich colours. Anne x

melanie said...

Stunning card love the baubles dies there are a must enjoying the Blog hops on spellbinders at the moment

lynda said...

THIS CARD IS SO BEAUTIFUL LOVE THE
COLOUR COMBINATION I AM GETTING YOUR INSPIRATION NOW TO START MY CHRISTMAS CARDS. XX

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous! Very elegant & classy. I do love these colours. I have the Christmas 4 & 5 Spellbinders (beautiful!) & have recently done some of them for a friend (in holograph/mirror & plain red card) to use for her Christmas cards. The red card ( a few borders) I embossed with embossing red glitter powder, twice. They turned out lovely but the only snag was that I got red glitter all over my pad......! Worth it though just to see the smile on her face..! Keep those Christmas cards/cards coming Sue, love them & "thank you". You're an inspiration! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Oooooo ps, I love your button stash....please bring them over here! xx Love Karen xx

SUZYD said...

STUNNING CARD.SUZYD X

Ayelet said...

beautiful card, sue!
love the colors.

Carol Morgan said...

Wow that's different!! given me food for thought, thanks Sue

Carol

jordiegirl said...

Lovely Christmas card - my favourite colour is red so I really like this one.

Findtime2craft said...

Love the simplicity of this card.
hugs......wendy

Buttons said...

This bauble design is fabulous - you could never cut away the insides of one of these by hand. Oh the joy of dies! Hugs, Buttons x

john said...

fantastic as usual
debbie pugh xx

Su said...

Lovely and definitely beginning to get in the mood for Christmas card making!

Soop(Su) x

Helen O said...

Love the colour combo on this one Sue, simple and clean and a lovely big bow Helen O xxx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...This is a simple but stunning card...Burgandy and cream is very popular for weddings too!
Take care now. Deborah. H :)

Izzwizz said...

Oh wow, I love this. It looks so oriental!

Malikcbqn said...

Lovely card today Sue, so elegant. I love those bauble dies, and the rich colours. Anne x

Terrygbsg said...

love the card gets u in the mood 4 xmas shame its only june lol