Friday, 20 July 2012

Mixed Snowflake Wreath

Hello everyone!  Who says that snowflakes can't be metallic or in a wreath?  I used a piece of some favourite decorative background paper for this one.  I pulled a few colours out of this one for my snowflakes.  Using a variety of small snowflake dies, I cut several colours for each one and arranged them into a wreath, slightly overlapping them.  I stamped my sentiment  and embossed it in gold and cut a matching gold mat for it.  I mounted it diagonally across my wreath with a bit of a lift to it in the centre.  I added a couple of large half pearls to each side.   I used the champagne coloured silky crush ribbon and cut it down the middle to make it about 3/4" wide.  I ran a strip of it across the bottom of the card and tied a double bow with the rest of it.  I added one of my pearl embellishments to the centre as an accent and added a couple of stick pins to it. 
On another note, today is the launch of the POTW shows with Julia Watt.  I am envious of her getting to play with all the new dies and show off her projects, I haven't had a chance to have a play with them yet!  Please tune in for her launch show at noon today.  All for now, Sue x

156 comments:

Pam said...

This card definitely has the WOW factor - it is stunning. I like everything about this one.

Linda said...

It's sooooo beautiful
hugs Linda

Rufus said...

Love the mixed metals of the snowflakes and turning them into a wreath. That color of ribbon is stunning!
R/

CraftyAnn said...

Love this card. Its something different to do with snowflakes.
Take care

jayne denver said...

Hi sue what a lovely card will have to try this
Thanks Jayne

lestim said...

Hi Sue, this card certainly has the WOW factor,
Shall be looking out for the new dies. Best wishes, Lesley x

baconbits said...

Morning, as usual Sue you never fsil to impress this card is simple fantastic. I love the snowflakes in metallic tones.
Loking forward to the POTW but will miss you demoing. Also dissappointed that there is no Christmas selection.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jan.moogie said...

Definitely stunning Sue love it. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fantastic card, love the colours and the snowflake dies. Will try and watch pick of the week later. Thank you for sharing all your creations with us. have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is really stunning, love the metallic colours. Bx

guffie said...

super card Sue love the colours and i think these snowflakes just work so well in a wreath xx gail

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, never thought of a snowflake wreath.

hauiline said...

Hi Sue,

this is brilliant and such a nice idea to make a wreath of snowflakes.

Hugs
Anja

melanie said...

Beautiful card I have this die must try it . Melanie

Heather said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card I love the idea of snowflakes in a wreath. I will be definitely be watching C&C for the POW.
HUGS X

auscrafts said...

another with the Wow!!!!!factor the colours are gorgeous

nmty said...

Hi Sue, fab card, i would never have thought to do a wreath with snowflakes, great idea there. thanks for the heads up on the potw, but I daren't look I will want it all!

lv norma

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I just love those pearl embellishments you use - are they buttons? any plans to bring something like that to C&C - I'd buy some if so!
Rgs
ClareW

Joesgrandma said...

I like this card very much Sue. I see you are back on the paper ribbons again and really think it makes this card stand out! Thanks Sue

Heather said...

This mornings card is truly exquisite Sue very luxurious feel to it - Beautiful

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Everyday I am amazed and in awe when I look at your beautiful creations. Today is no exception. I love everything about it. This one makes me sing and dance and as I have these snowflake dies guess what I'll be doing today?

Moni said...

Fab card, lovely snowflakes and the pearl button is so gorgeous. Hugs, Moni

Julia Watts said...

Very elegant card. Love it! Thanks for the shout out re Pick of the Week. Hope to see everyone at 12noon. Love, Julia xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
This is the second day with no rain so I think we are on the way for a Heatwave(lol). This is a Cool card with the Snowflakes, such a good idea making the Wreath Sue!
Looking forward to the POTW with Julia!
LoveMarg

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,
Very elegant card. A card that will stand on the mantle piece. That ribbon is so luscious. X

Anonymous said...

Fab Card Sue, a GOLD winner!!!Mabex

debs said...

WOW Sue its stunning this is for your special people at Christmas I love the colours. Can't wait to have ago at it. Take care

Debs Artliff

Clai01 said...

looking forward to the pick of the week! i like the idea of a snowflake wreath also.

nattyboots said...

What a cracking Card Sue beautiful just beautiful, i think the ribbon makes a great statement .

Elaine H X

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning, the colours are beautiful, really like this card, I will miss you demoing this week, but I do like Julia, I think she is a good sport when then tease her all the time.
Have a good day everyone and I hope you all dont spend up, again, lol.
Happy2craft

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. I'm waiting for delivery of the new set of snowflake dies so will definitely be trying this when they arrive.

Clare x

Lin W said...

I like this card very much indeed.
xxx

Janice K said...

Another classic, classy card which anyone would be delighted to receive.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is definitely a 'me' card, I love everything about it. The background paper you have used is gorgeous too. What a focal point the snowflake dies make, just beautiful. This card seems a fairly easy card to do, I will definitely be trying this one. Beautiful Sue. Lots of love from Patricia xxc

hazel said...

Morning Sue love this card really warms up a winters day as its not cold with the colours you have used. POTW all ready to record and rarring to go, can't wait to see what Julia brings xx hazel

Celina Dee said...

Stunning!!! Can't wait for 12noon. Hope tbe CHA is brilliant and you come back with lots of goodies!! Yeah!!
Waterford - Ire

Karen R said...

This is a great Christmas card, love the metallic colours. Really stunning xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, might try some different colour combos.
Have a great time and happy crafting.
Tina x

Jane said...

How Beautiful Love everything about this one Sue.

Jane xx

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous and blingy .... just love it.!
Sue H x

Victoria said...

Very different and very effective. Love the wreath effect and the bow is a lush finishing touch.

Marion said...

yet another stunning card ,still amazed how you manage to come up with them all.
Marion

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - this is just stunning. Wish my messy bows were half as good as yours! Love it! Kathy x

AdrienneQ said...

Love it.
I am fascinated by the different look the gold and silver snowflakes have. Without the white ones I think they would seem to be much more like cogs in a machine or clock.

Christine Harrop said...

Simply gorgeous!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Good morning Sue - what a stunning colour palette, and such a refreshing change from the "traditional" Christmas colours. Love it!
Sylvia x

Anonymous said...

A really sumptuous card Sue - just love the gold ribbon and also the pearl embellishment - hope you might bring some of these along to C&C one day. Looking forward very much to the shows today. Yvonnexx

Jane in Spain said...

Really really elegant card !

Bea said...

This is a lovely card Sue love the use of gold for a christmas card - it is lush looking.Hope you enjoyed your time at CHA

cazlan said...

lovely card - gold colours look stunning. will give this one a go for sure.

Maryann said...

Such a beautiful card again Sue. Really stunning work and so great for anyone. Really gorgeous work hun.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead here now. Guess you need to relax after this week ha ha ha

Mac Mable said...

So very very pretty, absolutely love it. Will be glued to the tv today. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us. Beverley x

hotpotato said...

really elegant

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
YEP!! this one does it for me.
Will definitely give this one a go.
Have Great Day

Patricia

Oksana said...

Hi Sue,
So elegant and christmassy! Beautiful!x

Carol said...

hi sue
As others have said this is a WOW card.love all the metal snowflakes
and the way you have arranged them
to make a wreath.also all the colours blend together so well.
love the centre piece and the messy bow. will be watching julia today but will miss you doing the demoing and showing all your cards.

Love Carol w xxx

zerena said...

Hello, I really love this card, lovely colour and die combination. Love the idea of the wreath it looks stunning. Zerena

nannapat said...

They just keep getting better and better - this card is just stunning Sue. Pat x

Wendy L said...

This one is best yet, I love it. xxx

evis said...

Hi Sue.

This card is simply beautiful. It is one I would love to get myself.

Evis.

Carole Z said...

Oh goodness Sue, this beautiful! looking forward to Julia's shows and Hels on Monday! Carole Z X

Evas Pyssel said...

Wonderful !! I´m so impressed of your bows and the material you made them of.
happy weekend from Eva

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card just love it. Love the way you have mixed the colours.
Looking forward to the shows today.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning -what more can I say!

sue said...

Morning Sue, I really love this card, very classy.
Hugs Sue M x

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love today's card, very elegant. Will have to try this one.
Looking forward to the POTW and Julia's demo's - but you will be thought about and missed!
Sue xx

kimberley said...

Wow, Wow,Wow,absolutely stunning.I'm really looking forward to POTW but you will be sorely missed,take care,x

Hanneke said...

Wow, this is one of the prettiest Christmas/Winter cards I have seen in a while. I love the richt colors and the snowflakes. Well done! Hugs, Hanneke

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, You've done it again!! Wow Oh Wow!!! A truely amazing masterpiece. How are you going to top this one?!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

lilygee said...

A very creative way of using the snowflake dies - thanks for showing it Sue. Hope you enjoyed CHA and am very glad that the new dies are being shown so early on C&C - it will be nice to get some ideas this early but will be missing you on the show.
Take care
Lilygee xx

rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, The snowflakes are beautiful and look great in a wreath layout. Will miss you not being on the show for the new dies.

Love Rosemarie xx

martine said...

hi sue omg what a wonderful card i will have to try to make this card, sue i hope you dont mind lol xxx martine xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card, the design and colours are wonderful

Sue

Christine said...

A touch of luxury, without the cost! A lovely, rich card.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a really great card!! I love it all. The colours are perfect for christmas. I love the layout too. Gorgeous ribbon!! I am really looking forward to the POW shows but will miss you today. Love Tres x x x

Victoria said...

Well I say that the snowflakes are gorgeous in metal and in a wreath! Really beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
You have done it again another stunning card, love the colours so tasteful. you are a star Sue your creations are always FAB.
Will be tuned in to POW with Julia.
Have a good day, Love Bren

franzesjoi said...

elegant and beautiful card, sue!!!!! :)

salem said...

wooooow cardw love all

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card just love the colours and snowflakes are my favourite.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue
Grimsby Chris

Cornish Emma said...

A lovely card and great way of using the snowflake dies. Great colour choice.
Emma

lesley said...

Hi sue lovely card as usual and I will be tuning in to see julia on potw can't wait to see what new dies are love lesley xx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card, I'm working on my Christmas cards (have been for several months now :) ) so I'm enjoying all your lovely samples.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

afternoon Sue - It's Friday again so this morning was market day here in my village in Burgundy. Yet again another very classy but simple card - the colours are beautiful. I just love it.
Janet x

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sue, Great Card. Looking forward to today's show & seeing all the new dies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, inspirational card. Who would have thought that snowflakes would work in metallics? It looks so expensive. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Christine Hussey said...

This is stunning Sue, love the wreath effect. Hugs Christine H xx

Maid of Kent said...

This card is beautiful, love the background paper. Will miss you demonstrating today. Hugs Ann

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue this card is sooo beautiful,the mix of metallic colours is a different take on the Christmas theme.

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Love this card, sooo elegant, the bow is gorgeous and the snowflakes look stunning. Your inspiration knows no bounds.
Will be tuning in to watch Julia.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, As everyone said WOW I
really like this one love the mettalic
snowflakes too.
Didn't get a chance to log in yesterday
but just had a look loved the Gardenia
and in the velum is beautiful.
Nancyd xx

Sonia Jones said...

WOW what a rich and expensive looking card. It's gorgeous. Soniax

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I love how you make your Christmas cards so different from the usual ones you see around. Beautiful colours on this card. A definite WOW!from me ;0)

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, looks so elegant. Love Jean x

Sue - said...

Stunning again! I fancy making something similar in pale blue and silver - don't know when I'll get round to it though!

3362Jan said...

Morning Sue. Really smashing card.

I think the metal works.As for the ribbon, wow. Jan.x

Anonymous said...

Another very pretty card Sue, this one is different from the usual style of Christmas card, I really like this idea, may have to "borrow" this idea, with your permission of course, can't believe that there are sell outs on C&C already !!! 12:30 on Friday !!!! am really pleased for Julia though, she is such a sweetie. Hugs Liz C x

Sandybee said...

A brilliant card Sue and the metal snowflakes look stunning

xx Sandra

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Wow beautiful card, will be copying that one. Have just ordered way too much stuff from C&C - brand new pick of the week. You make us spend too much money! Can't wait for them to arrive - it's so exciting! Hope you are going to post lots of new cards showing us what to do with some of them!! Love Sam xxx

Sue B said...

Hello Sue, another beautiful card. I love the colours on this quite unusual for a xmas card but lovely. Am currently watching Julia on C&C as I type this, such wonderful dies. Oh dear more expense!!!
Sue B

Dawn Louise said...

Love it so rich and festive x great ideas as always thanks sue

Claveh said...

This is beautiful, I love the colours used, stunning. xxx

Planetsusie said...

Love the colours of the snowflakes and the ribbon Sue - such a beautiful design.

I also like the banner across the middle - it does make a difference to the card.

Have bought my POTW so am looking forward to its eventual arrival. As for the show with Julia at 12pm - Andy Love has just told us that it was the busiest show ever in the history of C&C!!! Wow!


Hugs Sue Pass xx

Hope the CHA was all you expected it to be - and more.

gwen70 said...

So beautiful Sue, The colour is gorgeous and so rich looking

Gay New Malden said...

Sue, I love snowflakes and I love this card, so gorgeous. Come back to C & C soon.

Gayx

Carol H said...

Brilliant card, love the snowflake wreath.

Rose in Chester said...

Another beautiful creation. thank you Sue.

Lacelady said...

EVery day you seem to surpass yourself. Lovely

joy said...

Hi Sue
Hope you are enjoying yourself.
This is a must card [MUST TRY IT ]
Its lovely.
joyce.e

CathyinMN said...

Another lovely card, and I love the papers and colors you used.

Marianna Hammer said...

Yet another lovely card :)
The first show with Julia was lovely. She is really good. I'm planning to get to see the other shows today aswell, so I'll bring my lap top around with me today, and watch on line :)

Craftychris said...

Now that's what I call Christmas! Love it xx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...love this card...have watched you make it on C&C...very classic...gold and cream.
Take care. Deborah :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...love this card...have watched you make it on C&C...very classic...gold and cream.
Take care. Deborah :)

Meg said...

I love the colours and the snowflakes are stunning.

Margaret O

Roma said...

Love, love, love!!

john said...

hi sue
fabulous card beautiful colours cant wait to watch the shows today

debbie pugh xx

SueP Kent said...

Brilliant Sue!

Have been hoping you'd show a snowflake card (just bought create-a-flake 4 in readiness for Christmas makes). I've been duly inspired. Thank you. Sue

nesscraftyqueen said...

Now that's a bit special Sue.
You should be here today, the POW isn't lasting 5 minutes, would love to see what you would have done with the Venetian and Asian sets, Julia is doing very well as usual BUT she isn't Sue Wilson and I'm missing you!
Crafting hugs
Ness xx

Shazza said...

fabulous card, I love your big bows x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what a fantastic card. Banner looks smashing.
Wish i was playing with those dies too. holding myself back for the majestic flower, marvelous rectangle, and butterfly magic enhanced background. Saving hard so get get them all hehe.Saw them all on the CHA webair. Sad didnt see you on there. Was spellbinder stall but thought might have got a look in . Missed you.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Ayelet said...

Beautiful elegant card!
I love the snowflakes and the bow :)

Lynn said...

Hi Sue, wonderful card (as always) Tuned in to see Julia.....wow wow wow ! got to get them ! Lynn xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

I like the layout of the card and the colours but am not keen on the metallic snow flakes, sorry!

Been watching the new spellbinders with Julia and had to order the POW

Sue x

Sue Yorkshire said...
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Sue Yorkshire said...

deleted the above post cos it went on twice oops

xxx

Kairen V said...

Have just ordered my first lot of spellbinders today but have been watching your cards for months. So excited and cant wait to start using them

sheila said...

Really like the colour of this card, the tones are just evocotive of the richness od Christmas (that the richness of food, decorations etc.)

nina said...

Dear Sue another excellent card well done but why are you not on C&C got all excited !!!!

jennywren1947 said...

lovley card u put a new stamp on christmas cards away from the norm thank u so much
hugs chris

Vie Carter said...

Loved today card Sue

Not happy, ordered the spellbinders Venitian and butterfly set 15 mins into the programme on the website and it was sold out - C & C should have known this would happen and ordered more stock

Not everyone wants, or can afford, the whole POTW sets of dies

I hope you enjoyed CHA and safe journey home

Vie
x

jordiegirl said...

Lovely card Sue - brilliant idea.

Debby Berry said...

Very nice. I'm not going to watch the pick of the week if you aren't doing the demonstrations. You are the Queen of Spellbinders. Hope you are having fun in the USA. Cheers

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, gosh I am getting later and later viewing your blog but cannot miss a day, even on holiday. What a bow on this card and the design is superb, love it

Wilma

Bosquie said...

Very elegant cardXX

Tracie Carmody said...

beeeeeeeeauuuutiful x

Phil D said...

Wow such a great card - style and panache - love it
Phil D

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love this also love the p.o.w. so just had 2 have it 60% of stock gone on 1st day not goin 2 last the wkend neva mind the week

sallysbitz said...

Wow, this looks stunning. I have just purchased the spellbinders snowflake die's & you have inspired me x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Margaret said...

What a stunner and no mistake
Take care
Margaret

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Love this card, love the alternative colours for the snow flakes,different but gorgeous!
Many thanks
Hope today has been great for you and that you enjoy what's left of it!
Lara xxx

magpie said...

This is beautiful Sue! Love the metallic snowflakes that make the wreath, stunning! It has the old "Wow!" factor, ribbon & all! Hope you & your mum are okay & hope you'll be playing with the new dies soon! They are gorgeous I have to say xx Love Karen xx

Lucy said...

I'm loving the metallic snowflakes...and that champagne crushy silk ribbon is to die for! You always make your cards look so effortless and perfect. Do you ever have a failure? Can we see one sometime, just to keep faith in ourselves? ;-)

hazel said...

good evening Sue
Stunning card as always..Love the snowflakes and the ribbon is stunning..Bought the POWT all those dies are Stunning...Take care Hazelx

Barbara said...

Fabulous card. very pretty and elegant. Love it!!

Su said...

Unusual colourway for snowflakes... but it sooooo works!

Lovely!!

Su (Soop) x

angiec said...

superb i love it snowflakes look really good as a wreath

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,LOVE THE WAY YOU HAVE USED THE SNOWFLAKES.SUZYD X

Helen O said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the colours are stunning, A definite singer. Lol I didn't know about the show today you really shouldn't of told us, I had to have the potw, card, glue and mbossiblities and Im trying to save up for the ally pally show, oh well I'm really excited for my delivery. Helen O xxx

michele said...

this is so pretty loving the colours

Buttons said...

Love the idea of putting die cuts in a wreath like this. Guess you could do it with any of the shapes. Hugs, Buttons x

lynda said...

SUCH A WOW WOW CARD STUNNING X LYNDA

SerenePolly said...

Fabulous card - these colours go beautifully together Sue. In the middle of Christmas card making and getting lots of ideas from you. Thanks as always. Christine

SerenePolly said...

Fabulous card - these colours go beautifully together Sue. In the middle of Christmas card making and getting lots of ideas from you. Thanks as always. Christine

karenlotty said...

Just found how to post a comment Hooray! I love this card and really does have a WOW! factor. Quite simple in construction but stunning effects