Sunday, 22 July 2012

Christmas Blessings

Hi guys!  It's Sunday morning so that means a card, some CHA pics and some comment game winners!  Now that should be worth getting out of bed for, huh! LOL  Today's card is a nice Christmas card using the Holiday Tree set from last year.  These are so simple of shapes that they allow you to dress them up in any manner you chose.  I decided that I would start with milk coloured card and cut three trees, all different sizes.  Once cut, but while still in the die,  I stamped my swirl stamp all over them using a clear perfect medium pad and clear embossed them.  I inked them with Forest Moss distress ink while still ink the die too.  Then I transferred them (while still in the die) atop an itty bitty polka dot mask design and ran them through to emboss the design on them.  I inked them once more to highlight my polka dots.  I cut a piece of milk card and stamped my sentiment in black in the corner.  Then I embossed the piece with the fretwork mask.  I extended the pattern by lining it up and doing a bit more.  I cut a strip of holly Christmas paper I found (that was about all I had too!) and added it to the side of my background on top of my embossed background.  This added a bit of colour and interest to my card.  I mounted my trees on foam pads and placed them on my background in a pleasing pattern.  I added pearls swirls on both sides of my trees for a bit of bling.  Using the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue, I added glue dots around the edge to frame and finish my card
 Here is a pic of Claudine Helmouth at the Ranger stand early Wednesday morning for the private invitation demo.  She was showing us a lovely transfer technique using her Matte Medium products.  Sorry I cut off her head (I didn't have my glasses on!)
 Here is Tim showing us all his fun new products.  He played with his new metallic stains (heavenly) and his new clear rock candy dry glitter (absolutely gorgeous), as well as old favourite distress inks and marker pens.  He is such a good demo artist and so entertaining to watch.
Dyan Reavesley showed us her amazing journaling techniques.  I wish that I could work as freely as she does!  It is just fascinating to watch her work.  The colours are so bright and cheery.

One of the booths that always takes my breath away is the Graphic 45 paper stand.  Their new releases had a decided Oriental feel to one of the collections and they used the paper to "dress" these dolls.  Yes their kimonos are made of paper! 



 As are these shoes!
 Here is one of Wendy Vecchi's new sample boards.  I love her style, it is so interesting.  We are now carrying Studio 490 and Art Parts and even her Blossom Bucket embellishments.  We ordered all the new images,  Art Parts and embellishments to add to our range too.  Wendy is one of the most gracious people I have ever met too.  I am trying to get her to come over and do workshops for us, but no luck yet!
I met Teresa Collins in June when she and I were in the green room  at C & C together.  What a lovely lady she is!  I just had to stop in for a chat and have our pictures taken together.  She put a picture of us on her blog after our day at the studio in June so I wanted to return the favour.  She is hoping to be able to come over several times a year for C & C, so maybe I will see her more often than just twice a year at CHA.

The summer CHA show is never as large or well attended as the winter show in January and this one was no exception.  It was a very quiet show and there wasn't as much really fun stuff in the way of displays, but I did like this dress that was made entirely of craft foil.  It reminded me of something you might see Madonna wear on tour!
                                    
                                                                      And finally, my pic with Tim that was taken at the end of the private demo at the Ranger Ranger booth before the show opened on Wednesday.  I hope you have enjoyed the pics.  I didn't take as many as I usually do, but I enjoyed the show nonetheless. 

Now for the Comment Game winners for this week.  They are:
Vicki Maclean!!!
Sylvia-Anne!!!
jtcards!!!
Please email me at Americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.
All for now, Sue x

146 comments:

auscrafts said...

lovely christmas card .looks like you had a good time at the show ,some nice new products

scrappyjen said...

I love those photos! You must have been really inspired. So would like to go there too! Fab card too by the way. I wish I was this talented. Jenx

kimberley said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself at the show sue-the pics certainly show your lovely smile.As for the card -I have these dies so maybe i will give this a try. I have ordered some of the potw but i have to say although the shows were very good you were sorely missed, take care,x.

Heather said...

Hi Sue

So glad you had a great time at the show and the pictures are lovely especially the Kimonos made from paper! There are some very talented people out there including yourself of course :)

Congratulations to the winners this week
Crafty Hugs

Heather xx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous christmas card and the photos are beautiful
hugs Linda Dekker

Pam said...

Hi Sue, another lovely Christmas card today. I love the way you make a simple design look stunning and it inspires me to "give it a try". Glad you enjoyed the show, pics are lovely.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A cute card today, the trees are really sweet. Great pictures, I wish you could get Tim Holtz on C&C, I think he is brilliant, I would have been stuck to the Graphic 45 stand, amazing, and Theresa Collins is lovely.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a crafty Sunday everyone, I wonder how many of us bought the POTW, I bet when they come the first thing we will play with is the 'Mask', lol.
Happy2craft

lestim said...

Hi Sue, another simple, easy card that I like to make. The pictures of the show look amazing, the atmosphere. Is always so electric at these show, it must be fabulous to get so many creative people together. I haven't watch the POW shows, I will wait for your show is August and hope you have some nice items on there, I'm sure you will. Best wishes, Lesley x

Vick said...

Oh WOW i won candy yippee!!! thankyou so much Sue, love all your pictures sweetie, huggles, Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Brilliant card. A good way to use up left over favourite papers. Thanks for the peek at some new products and ideas coming soon. You and tim holtz look like you a good time. X

Elly P said...

Great cards Sue, and am so jealous of you at the CHA!!!! so many beautiful goodies to look at!..Lucky you.

hugs
Elly P

xxx

Clai01 said...

Lovely photos and thankyou for giving us an insight into what CHA is like, it looks fab!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card. What fab pics from the CHA. Congrats to the comment winners. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

nmty said...

Hi Sue, this card is lovely, I thought the decoration of the trees was a patterned paper at first, what great techniques you have shown here, I abosolutley love them, you are very clever.

Pleased you had a good time at the show, it looks very interesting i must say.
lv norma

debs said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful christmas card. I love the style and the colours of it. I ordered the POTW the only trouble is I've to wait for them to come. Any way you take care and enjoy your self at the show


Debs. Artliff

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely way to start my Sunday. Lovely card and lovely pics of CHA.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Thanks I felt like I was in The windy city with you. What fun. And by the way the card is great too.

Cheers

Jane in Spain said...

Great pictures and another lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue , I'll have to start mine... I'm going to hand deliver as many as I can and will be seeing friends from Yorkshire and relatives from Scotland this week so will have to hurry!!! You look like you had a great time meeting up with friends and making new one's too I'll bet. Thanks as always, Mabex

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous card, love how you did the trees. Great pics too, thanks for sharing, looks like a fun show.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - yes again it's warm and sunny here in Burgundy this morning so off to a local village 'vide grenier' to see what finds I can adopt for crafting. This morning's card is just so Christmassy that it really puts you into the C.card mood -
Janet x

Karen R said...

Did not really "get" the simplicity of these tree dies but you have really shown them off! Love this card, very traditional feel. Thanks for sharing your photos. xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely lot of pics to look at this morning ! Its Sunny again! goodness me I really think its Summer at last, so the Gardening needs doing,my Crafting will have to be put away for now ( till my Goodies from POTW arrive). It doesn't seem so Christmassy with the sun out Sue! but the card is lovely
love Marg

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
A Stunning card made look so simple by your creative hands.
Looks like the Show was a great success,
Oh! how I would love to have been a fly on the wall, at that show just think of the inspiration you could get!!!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Rose in Chester said...

And bless you, too, Sue.......
Such a lovely card - you make me warm to those Crimbo trees...
And thank you very much for the pics when at the CHA.

Carolyn B said...

I love this card Sue, I haven't got this die, and didn't ought to buy yet another Christmas tree related product! Looks like you're having a great time at the show. Have fun....Carolyn B

Belinda Barton said...

I love the card and think I'll try something similar.
Thanks for all the photos too - really interesting! Looks like it was fun even if it was quiet

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great photos of CHA - thank you. Love the x-mas trees - really multi dimensional. Another must have a go at this one card!
Rgs
ClareW

baconbits said...

Morning, love this card it looks really difficult to achieve but in reality its just having the right tools.
Looks like you had a blast at CHA
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What fantastic photo's love to see what you get up to. I wish i could have been there. You must come away buzzing with ideas. See you got Tim again lol.
What a smashing Christmas card , can hear the carols. Although you have chosen traditional colours it has a modern slant which i like very much.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card, absolutely love what you have done with the christmas trees, I will definitely be trying that technique, it is gorgeous. your strip of christmas paper completes the look, absolutely STUNNING. The pics of CHA made me sooooo jealous (the little green eye definitely came out), I adore Tim Holtz and your piccie together was lovely, the Graphic 45 stand, like you I love all their papers and these oriental ones look stunning. The spellbinders POW was stunning too, my credit card is groaning under the strain ha ha, Julia did a fantastic job. Lots of love from Patricia xx PS Looking forward to seeing you on C&C soon xx

joy said...

Hi Sus
Well you had a great time by the look of things. lol
Love the card i got the tree dies not used them yet but will try soon.
joyce.e

Sandybee said...

A very pretty christmas card Sue.
A great peek at all the wonderful new products and WOW to the Graphic 45 Oriental paper, I'd love some of that

xx Sandra

Janice K said...

I have never stamped AND embossed through a die before but thanks for giving me the idea. A lovely card. x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your photos of CHA - the metallic stains sound good.

Clare x

Bea said...

Fab card Sue - you really got to see so much at CHA and must have had such fun with all the new crafty goodies - safe journey back to UK

Heather said...

Good morning Sue
As I've said before I never liked this die, but it is growing on me because what you've done with them is amazing. The card and the techniques you've used are so innovative thanks for sharing. The photo of you and Sir Tim is lovely (my two favourite people in the crafting world), ��
Hugs x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
As I've said before I never liked this die, but it is growing on me because what you've done with them is amazing. The card and the techniques you've used are so innovative thanks for sharing. The photo of you and Sir Tim is lovely (my two favourite people in the crafting world), ��
Hugs x

Joesgrandma said...

Great photos from CHA and a lovely card too.Looks like you are having a great time there Sue. We had sunshine for 2 days!!!!!! Sorry you missed it. Cloudy today Sue. Please bring the sun with you!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Good morning Sue - the CHA photos are fabulous - I almost feel as if I am there (I wish)!!

Love your Christmas card - fabulous as always.

I am over the moon to be one of your winners this week - thank you so much. Have just e-mailed you!
Sylvia x

Lacelady said...

I like the card Sue, but not the Christmas trees - to me, C trees have to have pointy edges, not rounded ones. Thanks for sharing your pics though.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Nice simple card just perfect for when we have to make a lot. Your photos are great the Graphic 45 stand looks amazing.
We are having some sun at the moment lets hope it lasts.
Have a crafty Sunday everyone.
Lydia
X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, love how you have used the trees. Some great photos from the CHA too. Love Jean x

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Once again Sue you take a very ordinary die which doesnt really excite and turn it into a stunning creation.

So envious of your visit to CHA - my idea of heaven wandering around and drinking in all those wonderful ideas and demonstrations.

zerena said...

Hello there, looks like the show was good and the kimonos were quite amazing so delicate. Zerena

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - looks like you had fun at CHA and have goodies in store for us. Like today's card but those trees are just a bit too busy for me. Kathy x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, CHA looks great fun I hope you bring us back lots of lovely new ideas and goodies to work with. Love the Christmas card.

Love Rosemarie xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the card, really must try stamping my sentiments directly on the base card.Photo's of CHA are great. Julia did us all proud with the POW. Congrats to the winners. Bx

HiggiSue said...

Hi Sue
looks like you had an amazing time at CHA!
Pretty card today. Have a fabulous day everyone and congrats to the candy winners. :-)
Sue H xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant loving the colours and style you used. Love Pics from the show looks great wish we could all go out there and see all the fabulous stash. safe journey home.
Hugs Annx without an "e"

Julia Watts said...

Loved the card when I first saw it. Thanks for sharing your pics from CHA. Love, Julia xxx

Victoria said...

I love the card, and it's nice to have different sized trees. Great photos from the show, glad that you had a nice time.

hazel said...

Morning Sue the christmas card is lovely, i though the trees were out of patterned paper but you stamped them good idea think i will try that one. Lovely pictures from CHA glad you had a nice time. xx hazel

Victoria said...

Looks like a fun show, even if it was quiet. I love the effect you've achieved with these trees. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

What a lovely card. Simple but effective; I'll definitely give this one a go.

Great pictures of CHA. You certainly seemed to be having a good time.

Have ordered some New dies from C&C, can't wait for them to arrive. Julia is doing a grand job but we still miss you.

Hugs Erica x

Christine said...

I have been trying to resist the pearly swirls (because a couple of swirls on a card adds quite a bit to the cost)but most of Sue's cards have them nowadays, and they make a big difference. Perhaps I shall succumb and keep them for 'special', but it will be difficult, knowing how much better the finished card could look. What a pleasant quandary to be in!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Love the card you have made. Those trees are so useful.

Looks like you had an amazing time at the CHA ooh I would love to go and see all those amazing talented crafters. Love those shoes

Well done to the winners

Sue xxx

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card and pics are great, xxx

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
A very interesting technique to liven up a simple die. Please say you are going to be stocking those Graphic 45 oriental papers - they are to 'die' for! Come back quick before you miss the summer.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, your photos from CHA are fabulous. I too wish I could work as freely as Dyan. I like the sound of metallic distress stains, yum! I hope you will be bringing some to C&C. With love & light Theresa. H

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love todays card, and your head will be buzzing with ideas after the CHA, love the photos it's amazing what you can make with paper.
Congratulations to the winners
Happy crafting to all
Tina x

Anthea said...

Absolutely looovvveee this card today. Will definately be making a few of my version of this one this year. Hope you are having a good time Sue, love the photos. Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Only you could turn a simple tree shape and make it look fantastic, this card is lovely. Another idea to add to my christmas cards.
The pics from CHA look great, pleased you had a great time.
Love Bren

Shazza said...

great pics and great card x

Lin W said...

love the card,love the photos, you are so lucky to be there.
xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, four processess on one tree? That's going some even for you. LOL. I really like the apparent simplicity that belies all the work that has actually gone into this card.
Great pics from CHA and glad you enjoyed yourself.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.
Frances

nattyboots said...

A lovely Christmas Card again Sue,
Thanks for the pics i really like those shoes such talent .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Hanneke said...

Lovely card and thank you for all the pics of CHA! It looks and sounds so much fun! Hugs, Hanneke

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
I love this card its fabulous, and a great technique to keep the tree in the die when doing all the stamping, inking & embossing, lovely must try that.
Great pics and Im glad you had fun at CHA.
Emma

Maryann said...

Again an absolut awesome card made from a very simple die. You´re just amazing Sue, and I so admire your ability to see the possibilities in everything. It´s really beautiful work.
Thanks sooo much for sharing all these great pics from CHA, they all looks fantastic and I can´t wait to see all the new things come out soon and even try to play with some of them. Good to hear, you´ve had such an awesome time there.
Big congratulations to all the winners here too, I´m sure, you´ll enjoy your prizes, when you get them.

salem said...

wooow card love these dies ,

Ruthie said...

Look at you with Tim, what a loverly couple. YOu must have had a great time, I know it is 'work' but you have the best job in the world.

Buttons said...

Looks like you had a fab time, and with it being so quiet you get a better view of everything. Do you realise how photogenic you are? Pictures to cherish there methinks. Thanks for sharing your time there with us and for the stunning card again today. Love the swirls on the Christmas trees. Hugs, Buttons x

Redanne said...

Wow Sue, amazing photos from CHA, thanks for sharing. A few people have said how quiet it has been. Cannot wait to see what you have got from WV's range in store!! Your cards is, as ever, beautiful. A x

Meg said...

Oh my goodness, there was me thinking you had just cut out some patterned paper trees!!! Very clever to create your own.
Love the photos.

Margaret O

nesscraftyqueen said...

Aaah now I see what to do, I have these dies, they were part of a C&C set last month, I thought they were a bit boring but I had used the snowflake that came with them. Now this is a lovely card and I now have a change of heart on these trees. You are so good at changing my mind about stuff, I bet my hubby would like you around at times! He wouldn't have to convince me, he'd just turn to you to do it for him LOL!
Looks like you're having a great time, I am very jealous.
Crafting hugs
Take care
Ness xx

franzesjoi said...

great pictures!! another lovely card, sue!

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, looks as though you enjoyed CHA, love the pics and of course the card is delightful.

Wilma

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another great card!! I was not very keen on these tree dies at first because I could not see what you could do with them but after seeing some of the cards you made on cc last and today's fab card with all those different techniques, these tree dies are now looking very interesting!! I love the techniques you have used. A really lovely card. Great pictures from the CHA show. Nice to see you having a good time. I have been watching all the POW shows on cc and Julia is doing a great job but I still miss you. Cant wait to see you in August on cc love Tres x x x

Claveh said...

Beautiful card Sue, looks like you had a fine time at CHA! Thanks.xxx

gwen70 said...

Great card Sue, love all the piccies

martine said...

hi sue what a festive card xxx love your pic at CHA you must of had a great time seeing all the new prouducts that will be coming soon lol xxx
martine xxx

Vie Carter said...

Happy Sunday to you Sue

Loved this christmas tree card

Oh my how very talented people are showing at CHA with paper clothes and those wonderful shoes - cannot believe they are made out of paper!

bet you had a good time

Vie
x

hazel said...

Good morning sue
What lovely photos.Looks like you had a wonderful time..I would of been stuck to the Graphic 45 stand, amazing products they have..Now for your card very beautiful as always love the tree die and love the techniques you have used..Take care Hazelx

lesley said...

Hi sue lovely pics from cha can't wait to see what ideas you've brought back with you! As for the card the tree was the one die from the potd that I thought I wouldn't use as much but you've changed that this card is stunning and I will be trying it today thanks love lesley xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue what a lovely Christmas card making what I thought were boring dies into something amazing-as you always do!Love the photos of the show-thank you for sharing them.

Ardilla said...

Hi, Sue!
first, the card is awesome... love those trees!!!
second, great pics from CHA to share with us... Specially the one with Tim :)
Have a great week!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A lovely card Sue and so glad you enjoyed the show x :0)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love this card, at first thought you had used patterned paper, they look stunning.
The CHA pics are fantastic, the one of you and Tim is great, the Graphic 45 is special, love the shoes.
Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs June xx

Clarissa said...

Another beautiful card. I wish I had a fraction of your creativeness!
Clarissa. X

Glass Daisy said...

Hi sue,
Love the card and the photos.
What a lovely portrait of you with Tim. I so wish I could go to the CHA, but your photos give us a taster lol.
Sonia x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love this card havent got these dies but im sure i will find a different one to replace lovely foto of u n Tim

Tracie Carmody said...

beautiful card x

lilygee said...

A simple but truly elegant card Sue. How interesting to get to see all the new craft stuff being demoed; I'm sure it is a real education and very inspiring - thanks for showing the pics.
love lilygee xx

Comeka said...

Love the card! And loved 'attending' CHA through your pictures!

Carole Z said...

Love today's card Sue and also your pics, especially the one of you and 'Sir" Tim :) Wouldn't it be a dream if he and Wendy Vecchi would come on C&C? I guess it'll stay a dream though, lol Carole Z X

Sandy Palmer said...

I just LOVE your Christmas card! I am so impressed how you did the swirls too! Clever! I so enjoy when you post pictures too! Thanks for sharing them! glad you are having a good time!

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - your photos of the CHA show look great - I never imagined it would look like that. I love Graphic 45 papers and would have been drooling over them!!! You certainly look as if you had a good time.

As for the card - I have these dies but have never used them - too simple (I thought). When I first saw your card I was disappointed then I saw how it had been put together and I looked at it closer - must admit I really like it now and you have inspired me to use these dies this year. Thank you so much for 'opening my eyes' so to speak!!!

Hugs Sue Pass xxx

jordiegirl said...

Great photos Sue and love this Christmas card.

Bosquie said...

Love the Christmas card, and you look stunning in the photo's. Very enviousXX

cathymakescards said...

Is there no end to your imagination, Sue? Stamping, embossing, colouring, embossing...... I have these dies and will definitely try this approach. Super!
Cathy - Drogheda

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, and fab pics. Hugs,moni

Marianna Hammer said...

A pretty and elegant Christmas card. Inspireing! Nice pictures, thanks for sharing them with us :) And congratulations to the winners this week <3

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Wow love everything about the card . Glad you had a great time at the show wish it was me there LOL!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

sue said...

Hi Sue,congrats to all the winners this week. The pictures from CHA are great I'm sure you enjoyed every minute of it. I love your card.
Lv Sue M x

Maid of Kent said...

Love this card, and the Christmas paper is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the pics, looks a very interesting show. I will have to try your ideas with the tree die they look fab. Hugs Ann

Jane said...

Really effective.

Jane xx

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, I have these Christmas dies and boy what you have done with them is amazing, a lovely card. The pics from CHA are great and I love the Graphics 45 kimonos and shoes, TFS. Congratulations to the winners! Hugs Christine H xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful Christmas card.

jane stillman said...

Love the card Sue, congratulations to all the winners this week, and thank you for sharing your pics of the CHA Sue, those kimonos and shoes are amazing x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, you look as if you had fun at CHA! The photos are great. Cant wait to get Tims new stains!!!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, thanks for sharing the pics, looks like you had fun!! I'm still desperately waiting for my POTW goods to arrive, I so can't wait! It's just not the same without you on C&C. Love Sam xxx

sallysbitz said...

Your card is stunning. Enjoyed reading what techniques you used.

Great pics, looks like you had a fab time x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and all the embossing. Great photos of the CHA. Looking forward to seeing some new products. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
This is a great christmas card, just love it.
Margaret L

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

gorgeous card as always.

Your photos are fab, im a fan of Teresa's isnt she just stunning and her products are fab.

i am currently watching a spellbinders show on C&C, amazing that the Pick of the week has gone already, well done to you guys, just shows the quality!!

Your looking well misses

Much love

Amanda xx

CraftyJo said...

Great card Sue and love the photos of your experience at CHA.

jane said...

Hi Sue wow another lovely card, thank you for sharing your pics with us.
Enjoy the rest of your time in the US and the time with your mum
Take care
Jane Llewellyn

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pics Sue, I love Dyan, Teresa and of course Tim's products and styles so it must've been fab to be there at CHA and see it all. Zo xx

Ayelet said...

Great card. I love the technique you used with the trees.
Beautiful pictures :)

Liz said...

Lovely card and loved the pictures from CHA

Laura O said...

Just back from a holiday really missed leaving a comment on your blog.Another fab card Sue you really did a great job on these christmas trees.Love it Sue.Laura O

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Love the card, love the traditional colour scheme, dies et al!

Glad you enjoyed CHA and the private demos, lucky you!

Congrats to all the winners
Enjoy the reast of your day
Lara xxx

Dragonlady said...

Oh wow Sue, fantastic pictures. I love the one of you with Tim, lucky girl!!

Hugs Ali x

Debbie Tinks said...

NICE CHRISTMAS CARD
LOVE YOUR PICS AT THE SHOW
LOOKS LIKE YOUR HAVING A GREAT TIME.

sheila said...

You look and sound as though you had a really good time at the show and all the pictures look great. Todays card is lovely, looks simple but involves quite a few techniques

nikkib said...

Wonderful pics Sue, looks like CHA was great and looking fwd to all the wonderful items coming our way soon

Bluelesley said...

Great card and using the pearls has given me some ideas of what to do with a random bag of beads i have!!! :-) The photos look great and a great peek at some new products.

Missed you on C$C this weekends, great shows but somehow it was just not the same without you.

Best wishes
x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Another great card the trees looked quite plain but not
when you get your thinking hat on.
Glad you enjoyed your time at CHA.
Looking forward to all the goodies
you bring back. Enjoy your time with
your mum hope we see soon back on
C&C.
Nancyd xx

mags said...

Lovely christmas card Sue. Really like the way you have done the trees.
Mags
x

Sue Parish said...

Congrats to the winners.
Great card, I'm going to try this one.
Lovely photo's - it's so nice to share what you've seen, glad you enjoyed yourself,
Sue x

Vivi Morais said...

Hi, Sue!!
What a gorgeous christmas card and the photos are beautiful!!

Congrats the winners!!

john said...

wow it looks like you had so much fun and i love the christmas card

debbie pugh xx

magpie said...

Oh this is a lovely card Sue! Love how you've heat embossed the swirls & embossed/highlighted the dots with distress ink. I love the holly paper! Always find that with the favourite paper that's been well used..... not much is left! Great seeing the photo's of the nice, inspirational people that inspire you. Also the wonderful paper shoes & eastern ladies made...wow! Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your prizes! Take care Sue xx Love Karen xx

lynda said...

A LOVELY CHRISTMAS CARD SUE
GREAT PICTURES FROM SHOW LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD FAB TIME X LYNDA

lynda said...

lovely Christmas card Sue
great pictures of show looks like you had fab time x Lynda

Lindsay said...

i love these trees!! really nice to see you all having fun at the show too x

CathyinMN said...

Nice Christmas card! Thanks for sharing the photos from CHA!

Jan said...

Really stunning love the look!

Jan said...

Really stunning love the look!

Ali W said...

Brill photos, looks like you had a great crafty time! Congrats to all the winners. Can't even begin to think about Christmas card making at the moment, still in Wedding theme mode until after next week, but it's great to see all your Christmas crafty creations. Have crafty fun Alison :)

Lucy said...

I just got back from a weekend away from the computer, but wanted you to know how much I like this card. Except for the extra bling, it's as close to a CAS card as you'll ever get. ;-} It looks like you had a great time at CHA and got to meet all the "biggies." They probably felt the same about you!

Craftychris said...

Wow, I so love this Christmas card - its right up my street! I am going to have to get this die - its fab. Thanks for sharing the photo's, they are brilliant - so much cool stuff and cool people - Love the photo of you and Timmy xx

Jan.moogie said...

Looks like you had a great time at the show, am so so envious Sue. Love the card x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, Great photo's and a beautiful card, we need all the inspiration we can get for all the Xmas cards we will have to make soon
Janet

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...love this xmas tree card...again simple and elegant. The CHA looked full of lovely new things and your pics show them off well.
Hope you get to rest now!?!
Take care. Deborah :)