Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Greetings Of The Season

Greetings all!  I having a bit of fun with the Holly Motifs and Accents today.  This set has so much to offer in the way of versatility in their uses.  You can snip off the holly pieces and completely change the feel to them.  Or leave the holly pieces on and go head on with that Christmas feel as I have done here.  I chose a colour scheme of green and cream and cut and matted a couple of different sized square pieces.  For the focal element, I cut the holly motif out of the centre of the milk coloured card.  I took out the fall away pieces, them taped the piece back into place from the back.  I cut one of the accent pieces and turned it to create a different pattern.  I stamped my sentiment in black and embossed then cut it out using the same accent piece.  I inked it with Pine Needles while in the die.  Once I removed it, I nipped away all but the centre section and mounted it on foam to complete my focal element.  I cut four of the holly borders and cut them into sections.  I interlocked the curly pieces so they would hold hands at the corners.  I added flatback pearls to the corners and pierced the edges to finish the card.  I think this one would look lovely with a red background too.  All for now, Sue x

152 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue, now this card is right up my street. I love the way you have used the Holly dies, the mix of colours and the hint of pearls, simply stunning.

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue This card is so very elegant with it's simple colour scheme.Love the holly accents/motifs they are Christmas in a delicate way.Just a beautiful card.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, as you say these dies are so versatile and you have used them well with this card. I am back from a week's break in my caravan and have missed my early morning blogs, but back now and ready to craft again.

Wilma

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - loving it - very baroque looking.
Rgs
ClareW

Jan.moogie said...

Good morning Sue. wow wow wow what a gorgeous card, stunning.x

jayne denver said...

Hi sue wow love this card really fab it's fresh and clean looking thanks Jayne

Tara St Jon Caudell said...

Morning Sue, absolutely love this card, very elegant - tara x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love this card it is so elegant. I dont have these dies but am thinking that I just might need them.
Got my POW yesterday and just havent had time to play yet!!!

Sue xxx

hauiline said...

Hi Sue,

this is a wonderful creation with wonderful unusal colours.

Hugs
Anja

Linda said...

Very beautiful
hugs Linda

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue.This is so very pretty. I love your white cards with a hint of colour. Really delicious. Thankyou.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, I love it when you hold hands! The photo's are fab as usual Gorgeous card Thanks as always Mabex

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I love green and white for Christmas cards, this card has such classic style. Beautiful! Best wishes, Lesley x

hazel said...

Morning Sue beautiful card, love the colour scheme and these dies are wonderful xx hazel

kimberley said...

This card is my style of card Sue -cutesy cards are okay but your elegant ones win hands down every time,take care,x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue, Amazing - such an elegant and classic looking card, Christmas without all the fuss.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a lovely design I especially like the white holly. Nice job as always.

Maryann said...

An absolut stunning creation, and I think it would look great with almost any color behind it. I imidiately thought of gold or silverfoil behind it too, I´m sure that would look awesome, but also a burgundy would be perfect. It´s just sooooo beautiful and so well made once again, but wouldn´t expect anything less from you hun. I love it.

Joesgrandma said...

Lovely Card for Christmas and could be produced in other colours too. Great card all reoun. Thanks Sue

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning could be used with any background colour

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Now! this card sings a very good song to me.
Love it, fresh, clean and very elegant.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Lucy said...

My eye was drawn first to the greens. Closer inspection had me dissecting and inspecting all the individual die cuts. Gorgeous in any color, but the green has my vote. So intricate and, as someone else said and took the word out of my mouth, very "baroque."

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

This is another beautful card. I love the Holly dies and the way you use them. As you say, it would also look stunning in red. Love Jean x

Karen R said...

I have these dies but have not yet been able to create anything as beautiful as this. Love it xx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I also love using these dies, although they have yet to be used on this year's cards - now you've given me some more inspiration! Carole Z X

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A very elegant, ornate card, I agree with everyone else, would look lovely in any colour, very 'baroque'.
Have a great day everyone, the sun is out here in Yorkshire, yipeee!!!
Happy2craft

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Haven't had time yet for christmas but will have a go at this, not used these dies yet, need to have a play!! We have Sunshine here this week (hooray) so
must catch some rays.Lovely Card

joy said...

Hi Sue
wow this islovely the card must ave taken you ages . I would be proud to have this card.
joyce.e

auscrafts said...

I love how you use these dies in so many different ways

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I love this card. The green really makes the white pop. Its a lovely delicate christmas card, this could be my parents card this year.

Julie x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, love how you have used the holly motifs and accents. Love the colours, christmassy but fresh and clean. I am missing the 'bow' on this one though ha ha. Lots of love from Patricia xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A wonderful Christmas card Sue - I agree, red would look fabulous too. I love the way you always share your hints and tips, and ways to get maximum use from the dies - snipping off the Holly leaves would make this die suitable for all occasions.
Have a lovely day - Sylvia x

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I love the holly dies they are so intricate and always look amazing. Todays card would look nice in a variety of colours.
Hugs x

Laura O said...

Morning Sue this is another fab card love these dies I have used them more without the holly on all year round cards.You do a great job on these Christmas cards .Laura O

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous card. I don't have these dies but they are on my wish list now!
I just love the back in bit.
Happy days... just love my morning fix of craftiness Sue x

Victoria said...

I do love your Christmas cards Sue. They're all so elegant and understated, but so detailed. This is no exception. Lovely.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a beautiful morning here in Burgundy - Today's card is certainly a 'wow' the dies are absolutely fab and the colours really lend themselves to the theme - like you I think red and perhaps a darker green would really be fantastic - am still crafting my C.Cards.
Janet x

Buttons said...

Such amazing detail on these layers - you can only get that with SB dies. Love it Sue. Hugs, Buttons x

AdrienneQ said...

Love it and the initiative way you have treated the centre.

I think this is the one of the ones for the family and
the special people in my life at christmas

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card...clever use of the dies. You keep us on our toes with their versatility!
Love the colour combo and the suggestion of another combo!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabbbbbbb card as usual. Wonderful design. Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope all is well with you and your family. have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Absolutely stunning, the colour scheme is gorgeaous. Love the holly accents and motifs, they are so intricate and versatile, mime arrived a couple of weeks ago, not had time to play with them yet.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

guffie said...

very beautiful card Sue thik i would do this for someone that would really cheerish it ... like my sister xx gail

looking forward to your return and a big congrats to spellbinders on their award xx

Christine Harrop said...

I really had to examine this closely. It's absolutely beautiful! Christine x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a great card, just wish I could think up all your ideas, but thanks for the inspiration, trying to copy some of your ideas with the dies I have. Bx

nattyboots said...

WOW this is a cracking card ,love all the intricate details ,thanks for sharing .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,it is smart and clean looking if that makes sense. I have the holly die but not used it yet must give it a try now after seeing your card.
Marion

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, really elegant.

Clare x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - beautiful, classy, elegant. Will definitely be stealing this idea! And you're right, any colour combo. TY, Kathy x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a regal looking card so beautiful
Margaret

Victoria said...

Now this is quite a quirky looking card... I love the colours and the patterns!

Maid of Kent said...

Wow, lovely card Sue. These dies are fab I made a card last year with a dark mauve mirror card background and Holly cut out in silver glitter card very rich looking. As you say they are so versatile hugs Ann

marg said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card and as you say it will be good in Red as well.
LoveMarg

Julia Watts said...

So elegant. Love, Julia xxx

Janice K said...

Very effective and just love the colours! x

nannapat said...

Well sue, this is right up my street!! Absolutely beautiful. Pat x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, wow just love these holly dies, one of my favourites. Yes, it would make a lovely card with the red background which I will put on my 'to have a go at' list. You are just so clever thinking up all these designs you amaze me. TFS. Hope all is well and you are having a great time! Hugs Christine H xx

Celina Dee said...

Gorgeous Sue!!
Love the colours and the way you used the accents/motifs
Waterford - Ire

melanie said...

Stunning card love the colours Melanie

Marleine said...

Morning Sue.
Lovely card. Very enjoyable to look at in more detail. X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card I would like this in most colours, more dies for my wish list. I'll never be rich spend the little I have got on crafting. As my husband said it keeps me happy.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Wendy L said...

I love this one, colours are great. xxx

zerena said...

Morning, love what you have achieved with this card, so dainty and stylish. Zerena

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue

sue said...

Morning Sue, love this card and the clever way you have used the dies.
Hugs Sue M x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card!!I love the intricate detailed look you have created with these wonderful dies. I think it would look lovely in other colours too. Lots of Love Tres x x x

roma said...

Beautiful, think I saw you do this demo on c&c, so glad you reminded me

Carolyn B said...

Love this card Sue, I love green and white for Christmas cards.
Carolyn B x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is lovely and can also see it in red, great for Christmas.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sandybee said...

Another beauty Sue, love this green
xx Sandra

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely elegant card, another set of dies to the wish list, not much crafting getting done today with the lovely weather we have at the moment working outside while we can.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Anonymous said...

This is the Sue Wilson I like best.
I like the bows and bling but something draws me to the lovely cleanness of this card

Will be copying

Thanks
She x

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, very elegant, will have a go at it myself.
Thank you for sharing x

Mac Mable said...

Love the colours and the design of this card, very useful dies. Thanks for sharing it with us. Beverley x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, with 2 of my favourite techniques = interlocking & replacing cut shapes. With love & light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Love the fine detail in the holly and the colours are lovely its another card that would work in so many colourways Another winner Sue.
Have a great day, love Bren

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Another great card love the
Green and white very Christmasy.
Nancyd xx

Maggie said...

A lovely card with lots going on and yet it doesn't look crowded. The colours give it a hint of Christmas without the usual red and green and would make a nice change. Love it. xx

Ladock girl said...

Love this card Sue it's very fresh and clean looking, and reminds me that I must get started on my own christmas cards. Linda xxx

Moni said...

Beautiful card, fab dies. Hugs,moni

Cornish Emma said...

Good Morning Sue

This card is right up my street! I love it, alot going on bit not OTT on bling. Very clever use of the holly dies. A stunning card again.
Many thanks for all your inspiration.
Emma

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card. Elegant in green, would be fabulous in red (reminding me of one of my all time favourites, a landscape card you made with the holly accents and motifs in white on a red background on a white card - stunning). I would love this one in white with lilac or mauve too. A great one to play with,
Thank you,
Sue x

Sue B said...

Morning Sue, I have this set of dies & may give this a go. A lovely card & wouldn't be too thick for posting.
Sue B

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
love the holly motifs. Like the way you seem to have got 3 layers out of all the same card. So no waste here. Pearls just finish it perfect .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card lovin the Holly dies as you say they can be used for many cards as well as Christmas like the contrast green card looks stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ayelet said...

Great card!
i love this green and cream.

Sentimental Greetings said...

really love this one. love the colour too

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Ooooh Another classy Christmas card. I like it very much! ;0)

hotpotato said...

Different but very stylish.

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lesley said...

Hi sue this is yet another simple but elegant card And would look good done in other colours I have this set and will be giving this a go thank you love lesleyx

SUZYD said...

A BEAUTIFUL CARD,SO ELEGANT.
SUZYD X

yvonne(seom) said...

This is such a beautiful card its got a lot going on but also looks so simple i thinks is when you keep it to just two colours. fabulous i really like it. hope you having fun with your mum..we missed you on c & c although julia did very well. but then it all sold so quickly.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely elegant card.
Margaret L

Sonia Jones said...

This is so pretty. Love it Sonia x

Vick said...

I love the lacy look of this card Sue and even though i dont make lots of Christmas cards, these dies look great, Hugs Vick xxx
http://the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YTChannel vixcrafts

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely Christmas card. The cream and green look good together. One more to add to my Christmas crafting arsenal.

Thank Sue,

Erica x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! A really clean-looking card yet with lots and lots of lovely details.

Craftychris said...

I so love this one, its incredibly pretty xx

Glass Daisy said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Wish they would have Maria back when you can't be here, she really did well when covering for you earlier in year.
Sonia x

angiec said...

stunning card i love the teal color..... who said christmas has to be gold,silver,red or green

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card and I think it would definitely look great in red.x

Christine said...

Lovely idea, the holly is just right for a see-through topping. More for me try.
Thaank you, Sue
Christin
x

rachel said...

Afternoon Sue, Such a lovely Christmas card, Love the colours and what you have done with the dies

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card

Vie
x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

This is lovely and can also see it in red recieved my potw yesterday so im well happy

debs said...

Hi Sue im later then usual but youve done it again what a lovely card this is right up my street will have to try this one. Hope you are having a nice time over there you are being missed.
Take Care

Debs Artliff

Anthea said...

Afternoon Sue, wow what a lovely day it is. Lovely card like the way you have used the dies very clever.hugs xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
you always surprise - hadn't thought of using the holly dies in that (very effective) way

Amelia said...

Hi Sue everytime I open up my email from you see what you have created the words I think of are WOW. I am just a newcomer to your blog but have always followed you on C/C and have lots of spellbinder diecuts. At christmas (God spares) I will have loads to make because of you
God Bless
Amelia from Glasgow

brenda said...

Another beautiful and elegant card x

Planetsusie said...

Totally beautiful Sue - my absolute favourite Christmas dies ever!! I will definitely be trying this one. It looks so elegant and expensive!!!

Thanks for the inspiration - am hoping some rubs off on me.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Helen O said...

A total gorgeous creation Sue, very delicate and lacy looking. Ty Helen O xxx

Jane said...

Absolutely Lovely really like this one Sue

Jane xx

salem said...

wooow card love all !!!

Shazza said...

loving this elegant card x

Cumbrianlass said...

Wow Sue, this is amazing and will be one of my Xmas Cards thats for sure
Janet

Carol H said...

Beautiful card very delicate and lacy looking.

CraftAnn said...

I used this die alot last year but never managed to achieve such a beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.
Take care

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty Christmas card.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and anew way to use these dies. Thanks. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Gay, New Malden said...

I love this. It is such an excellent card. Really sophisticated. Love xx

Dawn Louise said...

A really pretty elegant card love it as always x

sheila said...

You are so right these dies are so universal, your creation with them todsay is very lovely, the cut outs almost look like an embossing, but much more raised.

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue - your ingenuity with all the dies never ceases to amaze me.
ValC

Meg said...

Hi Sue, we have just had a fabulous sunny day in York so forgive me for not having my Christmas head on.
Do like the card a lot though.
MArgaret O

Meg said...

Hi Sue, we have just had a fabulous sunny day in York so forgive me for not having my Christmas head on.
Do like the card a lot though.
MArgaret O

Tracie Carmody said...

yet again gorgeous Sue x

magpie said...

Oh gosh! I love this card! I have these dies & have yet to have a real good play about with them. "Wow" you have made this look so effective with cutting/swopping/changing bits about! Mmmmm & yes, it would look lovely in red too......! Gorgeous Sue xx Love Karen xx

sued99 said...

That looks really lovely.

mags said...

Lovely, elegant card Sue. This die looks so versatile.
Mags
x

Linda said...

Gorgeous Sue, love these dies they are so very versatile. Beautiful colours too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jennywren1947 said...

beautiful card sue think all my christmas cards 2 family and close friends r going 2 b copycats lol
hugs chris x

Anonymous said...

Could look at your sample card all day long, where do you get all the inspiration from?

bluelesley said...

Hello Sue,

Have read all the comments and can only agree with all the comments...a lovely elegant card. Yet another stunning example of what you can do with Spellbinders... Brilliant!!

x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue

Carol said...

hi sue

Late today love your card the green and milk card looks very clean/crisp.
The holly dies are fab and will make some stunnimg xmas cards.
but I am sure you will be coming up with lot's more cards with this
of dies before xmas.
and as you say any colour card would look great.also love the pearls around the centre.

Love Carol W xxx

Carol said...

hi sue

Late today love your card the green and milk card looks very clean/crisp.
The holly dies are fab and will make some stunnimg xmas cards.
but I am sure you will be coming up with lot's more cards with this
of dies before xmas.
and as you say any colour card would look great.also love the pearls around the centre.

Love Carol W xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful!

Cassieajh said...

Sue, love the way you used the holly dies, must have a go.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi again,
A lovely card using one of my favourite Christmas set of dies. My love of them is the same as yours, because they are so versatile and don't have to be just for Christmas. Beautiful colours and I agree with you it would look just as lovely using red too.
Forgot to say the photos of CHA were great, thank you for sharing them with us.
Looking forward to seeing what new items you will be bringing to us in the near future.
Hugs Linda xx

Jan said...

Right up my street clean, fresh and elegant, just whatvSanta ordered!

Claveh said...

Another really special card Sue, all your friends and family are so lucky to receive such beautiful cards. xxx

lynda said...

I LOVE THE WAY YOU HAVE USE THE HOLLY DIES HAS THAT WOW WOW FACTOR
HUGS LYNDA

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what an elegant card! Doesn't shout Christmas at you, but it's very delicate. Love Sam xxx

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
I Absolutely Love this card..It's Stunning..I have these Dies and will have to get them out after seeing your card..Take care Hazelx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...this card is LUSH!!...it looks as if you have spent hours to make it...very luxurious...well done!
Take care. Deborah. :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...this card is LUSH!!...it looks as if you have spent hours to make it...very luxurious...well done!
Take care. Deborah. :)

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