Thursday, 12 July 2012

Peace

Morning all!  You know that I love Kraft card, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see it on my Chnristmas cards!  I used a piece of My Mind's Eye decorative kraft card as my background on this one.  I stamped the word sentiment in black in the upper corner and embossed it.  I used a white gel pen to give it more definition. I used the pen to do some faux stitching around the edge also.   I stamped the lower corner with a swirl stamp using clear perfect medium and embossed with white powder.  I cut one of the snowflake pendants in white card.  I cut a smaller snowflake using white card that had sticky adhesive on it.  I peeled the backing paper and adhered luna silver mica flakes to the snowflake die cut.  I mounted this atop the larger one and placed a flatback pearl in the centre.  I mounted the snowflake in the upper corner of the card with mounting foam.  I used my scissors to distress the edge of the background card and inked it lightly with black soot distress ink.  I matted it with black card that I pierced to finish off a quick and easy Christmas card.  All for now, Sue x

152 comments:

Pam said...

Another lovely Christmas card today Sue and that snowflake is stunning. I shall be trying that one.

Nikki said...

This is beautiful, love everything about this

Anonymous said...

hi sue,
love this card very elegant well done,
take care,
dolphin66

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card, love the snowflake and the swirl. Must try this one. Hope you have had a good journey, enjoy your time with your mom. Love Jean x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, the snowflake looks great love the mica flakes. Will have to give his a try. The sentiment really stands out outlined with the gel pen. Wonderful Xmas card.

Wilma

Hellma said...

Great card love all the white, would love to give this a try changing the kraft to navy.

Linda said...

What an elegant card
hugs linda

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, I love the clean simple lines as apposed ti the intricate design of the snowflake. A perfect blend. Best wishes, Lesley x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card the snowflake is out standing. Just love everthing about it.
Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

Desiree said...

Simple and elegant - love it.

Ali W said...

What a lovely Christmas card, love the snowflake and how do you always get your sentiments perfect? my stamping is not too hot, wish it would look like yours! Take care Alison :)

Jenny L said...

HI Sue,
fabbbbbb Christmas card. Lovely design. Hope your having some great time with your Mum and your family out there. Have a great crafty and sunny day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue the design is lovely, not sure about the kraft card though, but it may grow on me. Bx

evis said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card. It would look just as stunning in other colours as well.
Evis.

zerena said...

Morning a lovely card love it. Zerena

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the snowflake embelishment. Would look good with your fave teal background. Hope youre giving mom lots of hugs.

Clai01 said...

I think it would look nice in red card also, fab card very simple design.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I just love the snowflake - think I will be 'borrowing' this idea!
Happy day
Rgs
ClareW

Christine Harrop said...

What a great card card Sue. I think it would be a good card to make in large numbers and ring the changes slightly by changing the placement, using a different sentiment etc.

nmty said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, enjoying your christmas card ideas, will have to make a note for later in the year. Will definately have to purchase the mica flakes, aren't they so effective on the snowflake?

lv Norma

Linda said...

WOW I love the white and black on Kraft card it looks stunning. The snowflake is just amazing. Thank you again for sharing.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carole Z said...

Fabulous card Sue, I do think that Christmas and Kraft card are some how made for each other! Carole Z X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely and elegant christmas card.
Happy crafting
Tina x

AdrienneQ said...

Love the card, but maybe with a different background.

I have already emailed Sue to say thank you for the wonderful box of goodies that arrived for me yesterday as the winner of the Blog Candy. But I wanted to let you all know how generous she had been, I had 3 sets of dies, 6 sheets of stamps as well as lots of ribbons, inks, glitters and extras.
She is such a generous lady with both this and all the cards she shares with us.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Love it; if that doesn't inspire us ....nothing will. Thank you SOOOOoo much Sue, Mabex

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another stunning card.
Will give that Snowflake a try, I like it. For me, I would probably use a different background card.
Have a great day

Patricia

marg said...

Good Morning Sue !
Love the Flakes on the Snowflake such a pretty effect ..
LoveMarg

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a very dull and breezy morning here in Burgundy. I love the snowflake and the effect you have created - not too fussy and as you know I too love kraft card.
Janet x

Janice K said...

The kraft background really shows off the beauty of the snowflake pendant-very effective. x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Karen R said...

Wouldm't immediately have thought of Kraft card for christmas but I think it works really well. Love the beaded snowflake

Jan said...

Morning Sue, this really is my style simple and elegant but fun and bang on trend! Well done!

Wendy L said...

The Kraft card looks good and another lovely design. xx

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, hope your journey went well and your family are all well. Enjoy your visit and CHA. Lovely card today can see this one in many different colour ways. Hugs xx

auscrafts said...

This is beautiful, love everything about this card

cebelica said...

A simple, but very nice card. I like that snowflake!

Victoria said...

The snowflake is so beautiful. I also love the way you've highlighted the sentiment with a white pen.

Ann said...

Hi Sue


I am lovin this card I like craft card and to team it up with white looks stunning. The snowflake is gorgeous lovin how you have used the snowflake pendant and the new one together with the luna flakes
and a pearl will be trying this one.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I also lve kraft card and this is beautiful.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love the card but would prob use a diff clour background will have to change snowflake 2 as i havent got new 1s but hacve got others so will see how it turns out thx again Sue for inspiration

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a truly fantastic card. Just love the flourish, so striking, the snowflake with mica flakes is beautiful, the faux stitching sets the whole card off. Just stunning and, for once, I'm not commenting about no bow. Truly stunning card. I'm doing an encaustic art class this morning, I was so intrigued by the encaustic art that your friend sent to you and you incorporated it into your cards, it was beautiful, so keep your fingers crossed for me ha ha. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - a lovely idea and good for doing repeats, like you need to at Christmas. Stunning snowflake. Enjoy USA and the time with your mom. Kathy x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue
Another elegant Christmas card, a less is more card, you have so many never ending ideas, have a good day today.
Happy2craft

Lin W said...

not to sure about the kraft card but love the lay out, will try it with another colour background, I am such a pastel colour girl( very boring )
xxx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue.
Hope all is well in the USA. Love the snowflake, not so sure about the Kraft card. Again out of my comfort zone, but that's not a bad thing. X

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue iv not tried the flakes as yet must put them on my list, another beautiful card so Christmassy [is that a word ? ]
Enjoy your time with your Mom

Take care Elaine H X

Jane in Spain said...

This us really beautiful - a classic card that would work well in all colours

hazel said...

Morning Sue this is stunning love it xx hazel

Jane said...

This looks like a winner for cost and time spent, I have all the elements to make this one. Thanks Sue hope you are enjoying your break with your Mum.

Jane xx

Joesgrandma said...

Love the snowflake but not sure about the background colour. Not to my taste, Great card though! Thank you Sue

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love this card and think it would be good with a flower instead of the snowflake and with a different sentiment would make a card for any occasion

Sue xx

HiggiSue said...

Hi Sue
nice card but not one of my favs ... I like the design concept but not sure on the kraft card. Each to his own xx hugs Sue H xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
This is my type of card clean, elegant, and simple lines and I love the Kraft card. That snowflake die is gorgeous have not got this one but I do have the others from last year so will use those.
Enjoy your time with your mum.
Lydia
X

jane said...

Morning Sue
Yet another lovely Xmas card just love it even without a bow
Any chance of you being on C&C sometime soon
Take care

Jane Llewellyn

Sandybee said...

Well done AdrienneQ, you're a very lucky lady by the sound of it and you are so right that Sue is a generous lady.

Love the snowflake and the layout of the card and the white gel pen around the sentiment is perfect but I'm not sure of the background paper. Perhaps a different colour?? but that's just my taste xx

Mac Mable said...

Just love this card. The colours are contemporary for a Christmas card and so very different. Love the flakes on the snowflakes. A winner for my taste. Thank you Beverley x

Cdteach said...

I love the layout of this card and it would work well in traditional christmas colours as well.
Safe flight and enjoy your time in the US - I just hope it's not too hot having seen some of the reports on the news.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, I wouldn't have thought of using kraft card for christmas.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I think this is my favourite so far. Love the sentiment and big swirl stamp - will be giving this type of card a go. Well done.
Beverley W

Erica said...

HI Sue,
Oh what a stunner!
Erica x

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful card. Love the colour. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Watts said...

So very effective. Love, Julia xxx

snapdragon25 said...

Another beauty. I even have that swirl stamp so will have to give this one a go. Thanks again. Hil xo

Debby Berry said...

Nice job. I like this look. You must send some great Holiday cards. Cheers

nannapat said...

C&S - I love it. Looks really elegant but I think I've overlooked swomething - where's the bow?? Pat x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Another stunner great colour too, I wouldn't
think to use brown for Christmas but it
certainly works love, it will be using this
one.
Nancyd xx

gwen70 said...

Love it all Sue, really must invest in that snowflake

angiec said...

what a great quick christmas card i can see me making this one just lovely

Carolyn B said...

What a lovely card. The kraft colour makes a welcome change from the usual Christmas colours.

Carolyn B

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE
NICE COLOURS

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Very simple but very effective, a beautiful card for Christmas.

Love Rosemarie xx

MARGARET said...

HI Sue
love it, great card
Margaret L

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue WOW what a snowflake!Love this card.Hope you are safely at your Mum's and everyone is well.

Lacelady said...

Hmm, jury is out on the kraft card for me, but I can see me substituting another colour, and I love the snowflake.

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, a great card for batch making and the kraft card works for Christmas. Enjoy your day!
Hugs Christine H xx

guffie said...

love the snowflake Sue very icey looking, just like a snowflake xx gail

Victoria said...

This snowflake looks amazing... and isn't it incredible what a difference a gel pen can make?

kimberley said...

Another lovely card sue. Keep them coming.Hope you are enjoying your trip,take care, x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning, the snowflake is gorgeous, the lunar mica flakes are sooo effective, The gel pen effect is dramatic and love the stitching and the Kraft card.
Enjoy time with your Mum and give her lots of hugs.
Hugs June xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great card. Thanks for reminding me how good white pen can look as accents & faux stitching. Time to find mine. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Heather said...

Hi Sue I love how you have outlined the sentiment with the white gel pen it makes it really stand out on the card. The snowflake is so pretty I am definitely getting some mica flakes.
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Quite taken with use of white gel pen very effective, the snowflake has come to life with a truly icy look.
ValC

Christine said...

Brown, black, and white for a Christmas card? Not the colours normally associated with the season, but it absolutely conveys the message beautifully. It says it all.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Moni said...

Simply gorgeous. Hugs,moni

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
I love this card, kraft card goes with any colour so a great staple. Great idea to use a white pen to out line the sentiment.
Emma

Carol H said...

Beautiful card, you are full of inspitation, the outline of the wording really makes a difference.

lesley said...

Not too sure about the kraft card I'm not a great lover of it to be honest but the snowflake is stunning will definitely be giving that a go and the white pen on the sentiment really makes a difference thanks sue for all your stunning ideas lesley xx

Dini said...

Hi Se I absolutely love this card. I have an absolute passion for swirls and this card real;y feeds that passion.

Sarah said...

Another stunning card Sue! I love the kraft card myself and it looks fabulous on a Christmas card with the white and the black!

Sarah x

Dini said...

Apologies for the misspelling particularly your name. Should have previewed.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a georgeous card the snowflake is beautiful and the sentiment, faux stitching and flourish really make this card stand out. I also feel it would look great in white with Ice Blue (just a hint) behind the snowflake and senitment, its yet another card going on my list to try.
Thank you yet again for the wonderful inspiration. Love Bren

salem said...

fab card, love all

CraftyJo said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of this card Sue, anyone would love to get this in their Christmas Mail.

3362Jan said...

Morning Sue. Simple and stunning. My, I wish I had some of your mojo!!Jan

Maggie said...

My favourite card for ages. Love kraft card and with the white embossing it's stunning. Gives just the right message for xmas too. Wonderful. xx

Clarissa said...

Another stunning card.
Clarissa X

Heather said...

Hi Sue!

This is a very unusual card very lovely indeed. Thank you!
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I love the background card and the sparkles on the snowflake too ;0)

Lelly Jelly said...

Simple, effective card that anyone would love to receive.x

Claveh said...

Oh Wow, Sue, this is really lovely, what an unusual card! Thanks. xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card. I love the snow flake with the mica flakes. I love the sentiment too. I am not so keen on kraft card but that is just personal opinion. This card would look good in other colours too. Quick and easy to make. A great fast card for christmas love Tres x x x

Ladock girl said...

I love these snowflakes they look wonderful. Another lovely card. Love Linda xxx

Planetsusie said...

A simply beautiful card Sue! I love the white snowflake underneath the blingy one and I think the white gel pen makes the whole thing come to life.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A lovely simple card which can be done in other colours too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Phil D said...

Lovely Sue as always Keep well and enjoy your trip
Phil D

dutchess said...

Hi Sue well I will definitely be having a go with the snowflakes!!! just lovely and a great card.....request please....this years baubles with the maroon flocked paper behind the aperture saw it as a sample card and fell in love would you be kind enough to post if you could...am I a pest? thanks Sue take care Margaret MP

Susan White said...

Great card - love the textured kraft card background - you've inspired me to have a go with my left-over card from last Christmas, and texture embossing folders! Thanks Sue.

Susan

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Gorgeous card!
Love every element and composition!
Hope you are having a great time with your Mom!
Keep well & have a great day!
Lara xxx

Barbara said...

Love kraft card and use it a lot. That snowflake is gorgeous, very pretty xmas card.

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Sooooooooo elegant.

Margaret said...

Really like the snowflake it looks so crisp!
Margaret

ang said...

lovely elegant card, I love kraft card too angxxx

lilygee said...

love that swirl - a very elegant card Sue
love lilygee xxx

Granny Ado said...

Loving the snowflake bling on this one.

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, but l am still not sure about the kraft card the snowflake and swirls look fab. Hugs Ann

Cumbrianlass said...

Another beautiful Christmas card, I love the snowflake with the micro beads.
Janet

baconbits said...

Afternoon, Sue this is an amazing Christmas card - i am in love with the snowflake its outstanding and looks so real.
A very elegant and chic Christmas card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

sue said...

Hi Sue, really lovely card Sue, great colours.
Hugs Sue M x

jennywren1947 said...

another nice card sue u really r trying 2 give us some quick cards 2 do at a crafters busy time thanks
hugs chrisx

Lucy said...

Oh, my!!! This is one of my all-time favorite cards you've done. I love the simplicity, yet it is so stunningly elegant. Absolutely beautiful!

Tracie Carmody said...

another lovely card. I have bought a couple of the christmas dies so these give me great inspiration

Tracie x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, what a nice card, love the snowflake, take care vanessa. xx

SerenePolly said...

As ever Sue, it's the 'simplest' card that has the most impact. What a lovely idea and I csn already see many variations.

Christine
xx

mags said...

A lovely christmas card Sue. Love the snowflake die.
Mags
x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

Carol said...

hi sue

such a stunning card love the snowflakes and the swirls also the Luna flakes look fab on the s/f.
no matter what card you make or the time of year they are always
elegant.
Love Carol xxx

Meg said...

Oh dear, just not my cup of tea.
The snowflake is very pretty but don't like the card..sorry.

Marianna Hammer said...

I wish there was a Like button in here. Every card is so pretty :-)

john said...

hi sue
love the snowflake card
debbie pugh xx

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous design and yep - we love Kraft card, it's just so home-made and crafty!! Lindsay x

Craftychris said...

I so love this one - the snowflake die is gorgeous! I have just bought my first batch of Kraft card and I really like it - I can't believe I have waited so long to try it! xx

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty. Love the simplicity.

sheila said...

I just like everything about this card!

Helen O said...

As always I love anything sparkly, I think ive got some magpie blood :-) I also love Kraft paper, its so versatile, thank you for the inspiration Sue, Helen O xxx

Sue Parish said...

Another super card I want to make. I like using Kraft card, it makes everything look refreshingly different I think.
Enjoyed reading about Adrienne's candy and shared in her pleasure - what a lovely parcel! What a nice lady too, so appreciative - you deserved to win, Adrienne.
Sue x

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous Sue, A very classic card and I'd love to make one like that too.

Dawn Louise said...

Gorgeous homely feel card sue x

Jan.moogie said...

Peaceful Christmas card Sue lovely x

melanie said...

Stunner Melanie

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card!
I also love Kraft :)
The snow flake is amazing.

Findtime2craft said...

Love everything about this card.
hugs....wendy

Vie Carter said...

Simply beautiful

Vie
x

Cassieajh said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue, so crisp it is almost like real snow & Ice x

jordiegirl said...

Lovely Sue

magpie said...

Lovely card Sue! I've got some white embossing powder which was given to me & I've never used it....! Oooo, now I will on a number of things! Love those silver lunar flakes, they look stunning on the small snowflake giving it a bit of bling! A nice simple, lovely card xx Love Karen xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL CARD SUE, MUST TRY THIS.

REGARDS
LORRAINE - SCOTLAND
XXX

craftyvonnie said...

gosh xmas already
luv this elegant card
craftmadvonnie

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card! I love the snowflake and the swirl. I must get some of those. Love Sam xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card! I love the snowflake and the swirl. I must get some of those. Love Sam xxx

Oksana said...

Lovely card! Beautiful snowflake!x

lynda said...

LOVE THE SNOWFLAKE SIMPLE BUT SO ELEGANT X LYNDA

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