Sunday, 1 July 2012

Peaceful Wishes

 Good Sunday morning!  I hope everyone has had a lovely, relaxing and crafty weekend.  I know I have!  I've gotten a bunch of new cards done, but I'm not allowed to show them yet, sorry, but at least I have stuff for the daily blog posts in the future!  For now, I still have loads of Christmas cards to, hopefully, get you in the mood to start on them early (like we know we should be doing!)  Todays card uses the Christmas Bauble from a few years ago, still a lovely shape though.  I cut an aperture with it in red card.  I had some fun newprint kraft card that I used behind it.  I went down a few sizes and cut the bauble out of plain kraft card.  I added one of the snowflakes to the centre before I embossed it.  I used a bit of Antique Linen while it was still in the die to bring out the snowflake details.  I stamped the sentiment on milk card and embossed it in gold.  Using the gold silky crush ribbon for my bow, but I cut it down the centre to use it for a strip across the card.   You can see a close up  below of the bow using the cut strips of the ribbon too.I cut all the pieces for the poinsettia in milk card and inked it with Antique Linen.  I formed the leaves and glued the pieces together.  I accented the bauble with it in the upper corner.  I added some pearl swirls and used the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue dots around the edge of the card.
And now for the Sunday morning Comment game winners.  They are:

Astipink!!!
Emily H!!!
Rose in Chester!!!

Congratulations! Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com  to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue

150 comments:

hollyberry said...

Morning Sue This card as ever is gorgeous and again could be easily adapted with other colours-that inspiration of yours never seems to dry up.Thanks for sharing so much with us.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, once again a beautiful design, and love the colour combination. Wish I had your endless supply of dies.

Wilma

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue, rich colours and fantastic dies.x

Bea said...

Morning Sue - lovely card - the bauble shapes lend themselves to a variety of colours and uses

Effie's girl said...

Good morning Sue another beautiful card can't wait to try this one out for myself. Wish I had your creative talent

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love today`s card, may use the "Concept" for a card I have to do today.
Your work has been a great inspiration for me this week, Thank You!!

Patricia

Corinne said...

Hi Sue well you cerainly getting me in the mood for christmas !!lovely card Ive bought my micro beads ordered spellbinders christmas tree etc All set to go hugs Corinne Oh yes not forgetting my Ribbon xx

Linda said...

Very beautiful card, I love the colors combination.
hugs Linda Dekker

auscrafts said...

lovely card Sue

Heather said...

Once again Sue a lovely card thank you so much.If I get stuck for an idea for a card all I have to do is look back and I am instantly inspired by your designs.

Crafty hugs
Heather Rogers

Felicie said...

Morning Sue,another lovely card it is so beautiful.
Felcie

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
and good Sunday morning to you and everyone. Just two words to describe today's creation. Really lovely. Thank you for all the inspiration. Have a great crafty Sunday everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue,
I have been playing with my bauble set and embossing a snowflake and a poinsettia onto the bauble and using the 'waste' to make a background, will send picture when I have put them together, no sign of getting craft stuff tidy today ha ha, happy crafting.
Tina x

Jan said...

Good morning Sue, I like the idea of modern and traditional which works well, not quite ready to turn festive yet but I am definitely warming to the idea.

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, I love the poinsettia, I think this will have to go on my wish list in time for Christmas. xx

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely warm Christmas card!
Loving every element especially the colour - the red, brown of the kraft card and of course your milk card, they are lovely together and your ribbon adds the golden glow!
Thank you for sharing!
Congratulations to the winners!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yes, a lovely warm looking Xmas card, red with craft card, lovely.
I am also not ready for Xmas, still trying to get a tan, lol.
Hope to do a bit of crafting today, did all my chores yesterday.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Cassieajh said...

Morning Sue, Once again this is a beautiful card & the colours superb, thank you for inspiring me daily now if I was only well enough to craft. Hugs Allison xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I love the bauble shape ! and a lovely warm red Christmas Card
Well done to the Winners
LoveMarg

TracyLou said...

Lovely - i must have a go at putting the little pearls around the outside. Tracy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the red and gold.

Victoria said...

It's a great bauble shape and I love how it's layered up over the aperture. I love red as always :)

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, are you teasing us again mentioning your new cards? Love this one though, I have these dies so really need to get on with some more Christmas cards. Love Jean x

Pam said...

Hello Sue, another lovely card today and so easy to adapt to other colours and bauble dies. I love the technique of embossing the snowflake into the card, and yet again another gorgeous bow.

Debby Berry said...

Think I need to openl my new dies and create a few holiday cards. Thanks for the inspiration

Jane in Spain said...

Must get that poinsettia die set! Love the cards you make with it.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. As usual a lovely card. Really classy. I have bauble dies that i bought from C+C last year. They are similar in shape only rounder but they'd still work. Might have a go at that today. Thankyou one again Sue.

Granny Ado said...

This insatntly reminded me of an antique Christmas card......beautiful.

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card...I was 'playing' with my bauble sets just yesterday! Carole Z X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - it's raining at the moment in Burgundy but today's a crafty day so Christmas cards here I come - today's card is beautiful and will just keep me in the correct frame of mind - love the colours and I too love the Kraft Card material.
Janet x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just lovely even with the bow which I have said many times is not my thing.
This type of card I think will be my Christmas theme this year.
Congrats to the winners.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Carolyn B said...

Lovely card again Sue. Just got back from a lovely holiday in Spain so I'm not in the mood for making Christmas cards yet, but I'll have to make a start soon!
Carolyn B x

scrappyjen said...

Love the way the you have set one cut out inside the other. Like the pins too. Where do people get those from?? Jenx

Karen said...

Simple and elegant, I do like the effect of the newsprint. May be ion the mood for Christmas cards after my holiday xx

Mac Mable said...

Morning Sue..another success..I have another shape Christmas bauble die, so I am going to try it with those and hope it has the same effect. Lovely inspiration for the day, thank you x Beverley

baconbits said...

Morning Sue, What a wonderful card - as always. It is great to have christmas in July.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue.
Yet again another beautiful card. Love the soft muted colours. Best wishes. X

Julia Watts said...

Just love that poinsettia die! Julia xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I just love this card, the colours are beautiful and I'm definitely in love with doing apertures, they look so classy. Just Beautiful Sue. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue i have the poinsettia die and really like it.i like the embossed snowflake idea,must give this a go.
Marion

Linda said...

Beautiful card, love that bow! Linda x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card to start a dark, wet and windy Sunday up here in the North, if it rains much more I will be asking you for a card for ducks! I can keep crafting and not feel guilty for not gardening, thank you for such wonderful inspiration.
Margaret

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love the card
Yes I agree we should be doing our Xmas cards
I intend to start mine today
Take care
Jayne

Sandybee said...

Another beauty Sue

xx Sandra

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, What a gorgeous creation, love the gold and red. I love using your milky card and my poinsettia die arrived yesterday. Going out for lunch today, will have to craft tomorrow. Thank you for your inspiration.
Congratulations to the winners.
Haave a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
The sentiment says it, peaceful, a lovely card
love from Jackie D

Shahab said...

Good Morning Sue,
Thank you for giving me a stunning idea for my Christmas Cards this year, I love the baubles and the ponsetia combination, you was right the ponsetia die is a favourite and a must have, my sister-in-law and brother have flown to Las Vegas and Chicargo today for a 2 week vacation, so later today I'll have a play with my Christmas Dies, Can't wait to see the cards you have made which you can't show just yet, I'm sure they are the new spellbinders summer collection ? geuss I better have a word with my Bank Manager on Monday to ask him to up my credit...lol have a lovely day Hugs Shahab xx

Victoria said...

Again a beautiful Christmas card without Christmas papers! The kraft card works really well, and I think this bauble die is so classy. Thank you Sue.

sheila said...

It just goes to show spellbinders never go out of date. this is a faboulour card, what a difference using the negative with the positive makes.

Lucy said...

Receiving this card would be gift enough for a lucky recipient. I want to spend some time in your head, along with some time alone with all your Spellbinder dies and ribbons. {sigh}

debs said...

Morning Sue this card is beautiful I love the colours. You get me so much inspiration I'm now are in the mood to start mY christmas cards.
Take care sue

Debs Artliff

Helen said...

Wow Sue, yet another fantastic card, thanks for being such an inspiration to us all x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
lovely card, love the colours that you have used, I am just going to have to get the poinsettia die. I wish I could start on my Christmas cards, like you say we should start on them, & the earlier the better it is in the long run, BUT I am up to my neck at the moment in Bday cards, Anniversary cards & Sympathy cards, so I guess my Christmas cards are just going to have to wait a BIT longer lol.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is simply lovely. Rich colours just right for Christmas and the baubles are so classy. Thank you. xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
lovely card and the colours can always be changed.
thanks for sharing all your work with us.
joyce.e

nmty said...

Hi Sue, ooh this is a lovely card, I love cream and red combo for xmas cards.

lv norma

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Another lovely christmas card. Really should get started on my cards but ....

Love Rosemarie xx

Maryann said...

A really beautiful card Sue and I must admit, I still like this one of the baubles the best, so this is just soo me, and you´ve done such a great job with this one here too. Love your card today.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours you've used.

Clare x

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

As usual another stunning card like a few of the other bloggers not yet in the Christmas mode but I just love your inspiration.

Janice K said...

Love the rustic look that the kraft card gives with this design.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue.
This is a really lovely card Sue the baubles really put me in the christmas mood the pointsettia, snowflake and your georgeous bow really give it the WOW factor.
Have a lovely Sunday, Bren

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Mmm, you're really putting me in the Christmas mood. I just love this card with it's elegant simplicity.

My new dies from C&C are here, my craft room has been refurbished, so I'm good to go with my Christmas crafting. Thanks to you I may be ahead of myself this year!

Erica x

evis said...

Hi Sue.

A simply stunning card. I just love it.

Evis.

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card i think i might have a go at this one later today xx hazel

BridgetCG said...

Lovely card Sue, colours fab. Congrats to the comment winners. Bx

Hellma said...

Another must try card.

Christine said...

My first thought on seeing this card was how delighted anyone would be to receive it. A beautiful card.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Redanne said...

Beautiful card Sue, I actually have these dies!! I am going to have a go at making something similar, thanks for the inspiration. A x

melanie said...

Stunning card must try it,just ordered it from Sam .melanie

Ladock girl said...

Congratulations to the winners of the comment game this week, enjoy you prize. This card is beautiful, I love the shape of that bauble. Love Linda xxx

Anthea said...

Wow another wonderful Christmas card, just loving the colours of this card.Looks like I am going to be busy with my dies again :) Hugs xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Must make a start making xmas cards or I will regret it as usual! Hugs, Carol S.xx

3362Jan said...

Morning Sue. Fantastic card has given me some inspiration for Christmas.Thank you. 3362Jan

Lacelady said...

I love the bauble shape, Sue, but I'm not sure about the Craft card. The poinsettia is beautiful though.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue yet another very beautiful card, I love the colours and the bow is wonderful.
I think you have yet to make a card I don't like.
Janet

Sarah said...

Hi Sue

What can I say but beautiful card again! I love this Heirloom Ornaments die! It's definately on my 'to buy' list! Love the red with the Kraft!

Sarah x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card. I love the bauble shape and also the poinsettia dies. I am still not too keen on the kraft card. Love Tres x x x

Maid of Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,

This is a truly beautiful card, the dies might have been around for some time but they really are gorgeous and must go the top of my wish list. The poinsettia looks good in cream and makes a change from red. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us. Lol Ann

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

hotpotato said...

Lovely card, I must get these dies as I love what you do with them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the poinsettia. It finishes off the card perfectly. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Shazza said...

gorgeous!!!

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
yes started to think about Christmas. The card is fab. loving the framed work. Smashing festive colour and gold bow. Can't wait to get started.
Going to have a play today see what i can do. Can't wait for the new dies i know are on their way. Saving hard as a lot i like from the blogs.
Had a guest for a week so haven't been able to craft. Partner parent now got Cancer so things on hold for a while there.

Laura O said...

Beautiful card Sue.`Fab use of colours and dies.Laura O

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, i wasnt ready to think about xmas but with all your lovely cards i made a start y/day with my poinsettia & bauble dies. I love the colour scheme of this one. A great card.
Emma

Joesgrandma said...

Love the cutouts and colours. very special Christmas card. Thank you Sue. Happy Sunday!

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love these poinsetta dies i MUST have them lol

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card Sue. I love the colour combo.
I did a similar card at Christmas using the large snow flake which was from one of your inspirations.
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A beautiful card. I love the colour combination and those bauble dies are fab.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

KellysKards said...

Such a wonderful card. It is so beautiful.

gwen70 said...

Morning Sue I have both these dies so will be having a go this afternoon, hope it's as good as yous

Ruthie said...

You would feel very special to recieve that card. Loverly Sue

Clai01 said...

I wish i had your paper stash Sue! everything looks fantastic together on the cards , love this one as i have these dies, just need an endless supply of ribbon to make those wonderful classy bows.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another beauty Sue. Lovely colour combo. I'd like to try this for myself in blue and silver. :0)

salem said...

wooow love these dies , color, fab card,

Phil D said...

Just sooo lovely Sue - your cards are just great
Thanks so much for all the ideas and inspiration
Phil D

Gay, New Malden said...

Good Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous lovely rich colours.
Love

Gay x

sue said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and love the design and colours.
Congrats to the winners
Hugs Sue M x

lilygee said...

Really nice card - love it!
love lilygee xx

Dawn Louise said...

fabulous card, a homespun feel yet still elegant, congratulations to all the winners

kimmie_35 said...

Love your Christmas card! That bow is gorgeous!
Hugs
Kim
x

utilitygirl said...

Hi Sue - what a lovely design this is. Really love the shape of the bauble and your comments that you can do so much with the plan dies is getting me thinking. Thanks so much. xx

Sue - said...

Another lovely card. Red and Kraft is one of my favourite colour combos.

Meg said...

Hello Sue,
The bauble dies are really useful.
I have been using mine to cut out images from last years Christmas cards.
Reuse recycle ladies, you can make some great cards that way.

Susan White said...

Such a fabulous Christmas card - your ideas are so inspirational! Susan

New Nanny said...

This is a lovely card. Thank you dor sharing. Hugs xx

guffie said...

lovely card Sue i have just started my christmas cards so loving all the inspiration xx gail

Neet said...

I agree with you although this is an older die it still has that elegant shape that we all love. Great card you have made with it.
Just searched as I could not imagine I was not a follower as I have had you on my sidebar for simply yonks!
Glad to see I am there.
Now to enter for the blog candy.
Hugs, Neet xx

Christine Hussey said...

Congraulations to todays winners!

This is a lovely Christmas card Sue, I have the poinsettia but not the other dies so more to add to the wish list LOL!

Have a lovely Sunday, hugs Christine H xx

Buttons said...

Love what you have done with the bauble on this one Sue. Hugs, Buttons x

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, and although I haven't got this die, I can see it working with alternatives and different colour combinations. I do know of others who copy your ideas faithfully, and of course your job is to help sell the dies. However most people are having to show some restraint, and I feel sometimes that people fail to see that your designs encourage the mind to fly and enable one to use items out of the stash.
Thanks for being my inspiration, you dear dear lady.
Sonia x

snapdragon25 said...

Love this card. Wish I had the time to make more but maybe some day soon. Thanks again. Hil x

Sue Parish said...

You're a tease and a temptress Sue!
Telling us about the new cards you can't show yet.
Love today's card, very much. It's a must make. I liked Meg's idea of recycled Christmas card baubles too.
Congrats to the winners,
Sue x

nikkib said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue, and the obligatory bow is a must of course.... x

lesley said...

lovely card as usual you are one talented lady and my cards have improved enormously since i started following your blog thank you and keep the inspiration coming!! love lesley xx

Planetsusie said...

Beautiful card, beautiful colours and my very very favourite beautiful newsprint background paper. Total Heaven!!

The bow looks great on this card Sue.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, I love this card the Bauble die is adorable, the colours you have used are a great combination to, take care vanessa xx

connorsnan said...

A lovely card Sue elegant!! - Gillian

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue, love the dies you have used

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, once again a small piece of magic! how do you do it every one is a gem!. Have ordered these bauble dies and and awaiting their arrival so I can start early for Xmas. Keep up the good work you are an inspiration.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue.
I got the bauble dies when they first came out a couple of years ago & to be honest, I'd forgotten about them! However, having seen this card - they will be making an appearance again. Thanks for reminding me.

Linda said...

Evening Sue I hope you have had a lovely day. I love the card especially the Kraft print card. I need some of that! I need to get those bauble dies they are stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

kimberley said...

another winning card for me sueand i have these dies from a few years ago so it is nice to see you using them again,take care,x

nesscraftyqueen said...

Really lovely again Sue, everybody else has given the compliments I would want to give .....
Crafting hugs
Ness

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the card but not quite ready for christmas yet. Have the poinsettia dies and love them the leaf is so versatile I use it all the time!

jane said...

Hi Sue
Simply lovely I will certainly be having a go at this one. A lovely Xmas card which I would love to receive myself.
How do you manage so many different designs?. You have a remarkable imagination for design.
Take care
Jane Llewellyn

AnneRD said...

Love this Christmas card Sue. Especially like the embossing in the centre of the bauble and, of course, the colours. Anne x

Paulab said...

As always another lovely card

Moni said...

Fab card, great colour combo. And congrats to the winners. Hugs,Moni

Jane said...

Lovely card Sue can you post the beautiful card you had on the last show, with the cascade of poinsettia on it the burgundy on,

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Lovely colours. Can you tell me if you have any videos on how to make the beautiful bows you always have on your wonderful cards.

brenda said...

Beautiful card Sue, inspiring me to get my christmas dies out x

kelly said...

Sue,this is so beautiful.Gorgeous colours.
I`ve had no internet for a while,so i apologise for not thanking you for the gorgeous stamps i won as candy.They arrived a little while ago,and are brilliant.
Thank you very much.
Take care kelly.

Andtroy said...

Evning Sue
Jus tfinishes watching your dvd again anf thought I drop by. Glad I did as I have these dies and love the way you have used them off now to play !!
Andy

Tracie Carmody said...

Your cards never cease to amaze me. I decided to buy a grand calibur to compliment my big shot particularly as always using spellbinder dies and kive the A4 capacity. It is coming with Christmas dies, this one included, can't wait to make something similar x

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card, this has inspired me to have a go at this type of card

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous card.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
This is a definite winner with me. I adore the rustic feel of this, it reminds me of the brown paper packages, as the song says:- 'tied up with string' that I used to do for my children at christmas. We used to buy rolls of brown paper and use red ink and stamp little images and text all over it to make our own wrapping paper. We loved it and I must admit I still do. It seems to create an ambience that is reminiscent of Little Women with fond memories of a crackling fire and songs around the piano. Oh boy, am I getting old or just sentimental....LOL!! Love it.
Hope you have a good week. Linda x

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card!
I love the use of the negative.

Heather said...

Hi Sue late logging on today just got back from wedding loved today's card I have these dies so will try to make this one.
Hugs x

Astipink said...

Hi sue,

I love the colours in this card. You are sooo clever. I love reading your blog every day, it never fails to inspire me. Can't wait to see you on C & C again. You are definately one of the best guests they ever have.

Keep on inspiring!
Thanks
Amanda

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue i just love your Christmas cards please keep them coming for us as your ideas are fantastic as always .

Elaine H X

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, I love the layout of this one, for me today the colours arent singing, but I am an execptionally rare female in that Im colour blind, I see shades of red, grey, brown and green differently to other people, so dont always see the beauty of a colour. Im going to give this one a go in blues and white, as Im sure it will look fabulous in a multitude of colours thank you Helen O xxx

Belinda Barton said...

i have never been a big dan of bauble designs but its wholemnew kettleof fish with these dies! I love the design of this one, and it eill be fun to try it in some different colourways including some bright ones!
Thanks as ever for the inspiration.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours in theis one and the dies too!
Joan B.

Epidote said...

That's a beautiful card. I love the bauble aperture.

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...This is a beautiful card and the colors are spot on! Thanks for more of your great card layouts.

Have a nice day.
Deborah. H :)

magpie said...

Hi Sue, I can honestly say that the cards you are making, every one is so lovely. What a creative person you are. Beautiful card, love the dies, love the colours, gorgeous! xx Love Karen xx

Andrea said...

wow sue another amazing card you never fail to amaze me with your endless talent thank you once a gain.