Saturday, 21 July 2012

Pearly Bauble

Morning my friends!  Today's Christmas card was just a pure lark on my part.  I had seen a card online awhile back that was done using the Christmas bauble die from last year but with a red background.  It, too was adorned in full pearls.  I really just wanted to try it!  I had recently purchase a large inexpensive bag of pearls to use as centres for flowers and since it was right in front of me, well, you know the rest!  I cut out the Christmas Bauble in the largest size using blue card.  While still in the die, I glued three sizes of pearls randomly on to the die, taking care not to get too close to the die so I could remove it easily once finished.  I decided to leave some random gaps too rather than tightly filling it in as I wanted the blue to show through.  I used the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue for this so it was dry in no time.  For the background, I used the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder and did the top portion of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in clear and drew two score lines below my embossed background.  I tied a small bow with white silky crush, added a fancy white button and mounted it to the top of the ornament.  I used a small piece of blue and white Bakers Twine to make it look like it was hanging.  I pierced the edges on the white mat behind it to complete the card.  I was thinking that this might be a fun card for you to do if you have children that may want to help in the card making process at Christmas time too.    I am hoping to get some pics from CHA up on tomorrow's blog so be sure to check back.  All for now, Sue x

170 comments:

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue Love this card especially all the pearls.Hope you are having a great time at the show-can't wait to see some pictures.

Heather said...

Morning Sue!

This is lovely I especially like the pearls. Can't wait to see your piccies tomorrow from CHA!

Crafty Hugs to you out there
Heather Rogers xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card yet again. I love the embossing folder used. I too can't wait to see your photos. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jan.moogie said...

Morning Sue
Now this is different and so elegant. Best of all it sounds easy to make. Thanks for the inspiration.x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, Love, Love this idea, once you have mastered the Cosmic Pearls it will be easy and rather impressive to send to friends.
Look forward to seeing the photos
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what a brilliant idea the bauble looks so elegant. I also like how you have only embossed the top of the card, usual another stunning card. I can't wait to see your photos.
Hugs x

Lucy said...

That's a lot of lovely pearls! Where did you find them so inexpensively? I fear it would break my budget. It paired up perfectly with the lovely ribbon.

stumicste said...

Hi Sue. I love this card. Yet another imaginative way to combine crafty 'stash' with spell binders. Also great to revisit and rework existing products. Having said that, I've just bought some of the new spellbinders range and can't wait for your inspirational input on these......!

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card, love the idea of the pearls on the bauble, simple but really elegant. Looking forward to seeing the pictures tomorrow. Spent another small fortune yesterday, Julia is doing a great job, but I still wish it was you, lol. Have fun, hope your shopping bag is FULL for your return:-p
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

lestim said...

Hi Sue, what a simple idea and how effective, I might try this using your crazy paving technique instead of the pearls, cos I ain't got that many pearls,lol. Best wishes, Leslet x

baconbits said...

Good morning, well a fortune has been spent and a big happy parcel is on its way. Hoping your shopping expedition to CHA was as productive.
Back to the card, what a sophisticated christmas card, looks sooo expensive but if done using Cosmic glue would not be as bad.
TFS
HUgs
Amanda x

Jan said...

Morning Sue, lovely very Christmassy and the pearls provide bling without being over glitzy perfect!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue,

Simple yet effective. Will try this one.
Rgs
ClareW

Pam said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card and the pearls are gorgeous. A very achieveable card but so impressive.

auscrafts said...

simple card but it looks stunning ,love the use of the pearls

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

What a gorgeous card and such a wonderful idea.
I have lots of costume jewelry beads and pearls so I must give this a try; looks impressive.
Spent a fortune yesterday on C n C, had to have the POW. Can't wait for it to arrive.
Hope you are having a good time. Looking forward to your CHA pics.
Come home soon!

Erica x

Ericxa

Linda said...

What a lovely card, the pearls are beautiful
hugs linda

zerena said...

Morning, something very different again today. Looking forward to seeing your photo's tomorrow. All the best Zerena

angiec said...

wow i love it its so pretty and fresh loking

Marleine said...

Morning Sue.
Love the simplicity of this card. With the pearls it would stand out in any 'crowd'. Another winner. X

hazel said...

Morning Sue, love this card think you showed it on your last shows loved it then still love it now, cant wait for the CHA pictures. My POTW is all ordered:) xx hazel

Carol said...

Morning sue

The card is gorgeous love the e/folder you have used/I think if I made this card I would frame it and bring it out each xmas.hope your having a great time and bring back lots of pics for all of the bloggers to see what you have been up to at
CHA.
Love Carol W xxx

melanie said...

Love this card ,have ordered the potw and your stamp sets they look great .Melanie

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - love this, simple and elegant. I like this trend you're having for scoring at the bottom of the embossing and leaving a plain piece for the sentiment below that. I find that I'm stealing it quite often! Enjoy CHA! Kathy x

Christine Harrop said...

I have a mass of pearls that I got cheap (as you do!) then wondered what on earth I wold do with them all. Bingo! A great idea Sue, and I love the blue and white, looks so "clean". love Christine x

Maryann said...

Oh my Sue, this is so beautiful, and I absolutely love all these pearls. But here they´re definitely NOT very inexpensive, so where do you find big bacs like this so inexpensive? I think many would like to know that, as it´s something really expensive most places.
I also just LOVE the embossingfolder, you used, as the poinsettia is my favorit christmasflower too, so this is just sooo me. Stunning work here again Sue.
I´m so exited for tomorrow to get to see all these great pics from CHA then.
Have a wonderful week-end hun, and hopefully also a bit time for relaxing too. Take care and have fun everyone.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the pearls. Looking forward to seeing your CHA photos tomorrow.

Clare x

debs said...

Morning sue what beautiful elegant card love the idea of the pearls I will have to go and look for some pearls. Hope you are going to show us picci's of the show and you are bringing us some nice goodies. Take Care


Debs Artliff

Jane in Spain said...

I really like this idea of using the bauble - it could be filled with sequins or other embellies as well for a different look - ummm, lots of possibilities!

joy said...

Hi Sue
Love the card it's fantastic.
Can't wait to see pics of the cha.
Wonder what you have done with the new dies . Take care.
joyce.e

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another winner. If only we could all buy your creatability in a can.
Off on my hols today and I will miss my daily dose.
Evis.

sheila said...

Ji Sue, hope you are having a great time at the show. looking forward to seeing and reading about it. Today's card is another stunner. Doesn't sound too difficult to make.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning and elegant just my sort of card, could try this with cosmic shimmer glue dots maybe.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Janice K said...

Gorgeous, you would know you were very well thought of if you received this card!

Carole Z said...

Love this card Sue, the pearls idea is fab! Did you hear how well the POTW shows went yesterday,almost a sell out so I don't think we are going to see Hels on Monday, tho I keep hoping! Couldn't afford the POTW as got some dies on your last shows, but did get the Venetian and butterfly set! Carole Z X

michele said...

I have this die and can't to try this beautiful card

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Really "different" card. Sounds easier than usual so I'll definitely be having a go as I've got some pearls in my stash. Julia did a great job yesterday on C+C. Really enjoyed the shows and all the lovely dies. So sad I couldn't afford the blossom it was my favourite.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card today, love absolutely everything about it. I love the pearls on the bauble die, although I don't know how on earth you got all the small pearls in there, must have been a bit fiddly? I absolutely love how you have scored 2 lines at the bottom of the embossing, it finishes it off beautifully and the bow looks beautiful atop the bauble. BEAUTIFUL seems to be a repeat description on this comment, sorry but I can't stop praising this card, it's 'beautiful' ha ha. Lots of love from Patricia xx PS Looking forward to your piccies tomorrow xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Well that is a lot of Pearls! I don't think I have that many, but certainly beautiful to see them all together on your card Sue!
POTW is nearly gone... that was quick! such lovely Dies to choose from. Look forward to your pics tomorrow too.
LoveMarg

Debby Berry said...

Sue
Love this card. Think I will copy it today. Thanks. Xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a beautiful sunny morning here in Burgundy - what a glorious idea - looks so simple but so effective - I just love this one and will certainly be one of my designs for this year.
Janet x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely simple card for my daughter Jessica to make,loved all the new dies on the POW but funds not there for them at the moment, so my wish list is growing bigger by the day ha ha
Looking forward to seeing the pictures and hope your having a great time.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Pauline99 said...

Oh lovely card and look super quick to make except maybe sticking all them pearls down going to have a look for a cheap bag of those if not maybe I could use the cosmic shimmer glue and do it that way?
Missing you loads but Julia is doing a super job with the pick of the day I am hoping you will be back with the rest of the dies from CHA.

Have a great time out there wish I was there too.
All the best pauline

Macca said...

Sue
This card is so lovely. My POTW is on it's way. I was and hour behind watching the launch show, so the die set i wanted sold out within half hour. That is why i got the potw.........yip eee.
Have a great day, can't wait to see pics.
Karen.xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is a gorgeous card, the pearls look stunning and love the embossing folder. I have this die and will give it a try.
Watched the shows yesterday, Julia is great. Lots of sell outs, sadly I did not buy anything as I got the POTD from your last show. A lot of dies on my wishlist now.
Can't wait to see your pics.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Sandybee said...

Another winner Sue, loving this card.

Have a great weekend

xx Sandra

Clarissa said...

Another lovely card.
Clarissa.

Jane said...

love this one, I need to get that large inexpensive bad of pearls lol

Jane xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, lovely textures on this card and those pearls look fab.

Karen R said...

This is so clever - I love it!

Marion said...

another lovely card Sue,loved all the new dies just waiting for my numbers to come up on the lottery.
Marion

sue said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and good idea especially if you have some unused pearls in your drawer.
Hugs Sue M x

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to seeing the show pictures, really different idea for a card and would be good for children to help make it.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Simple but stunning card lovin the colours and pearls I just adore them note to self where did I put that necklace that needed re-threading ha!!!

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, hope you've foung some great new things for us! You know, things we really need! Love the idea of this card. One to adapt to go with our stash. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Rose in Chester said...

It's lovely - simple and elegant.

hotpotato said...

oooo gorgeous.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue this is stunning. I really love it x

Xxx

Redanne said...

Not been able to comment for a few days but this card is stunning, love all those pearls on the dark background against the white - fabulous!

Victoria said...

I loved this card when I first saw it on TV but I don't think I'd have the patience to do something similar!! Looking forward to seeing you pics tomorrow too. Thank youn Sue.

AdrienneQ said...

Love the card and the idea of using something from the stash.

I have lots of brads that could have their backs removed, also love the positive use you make of the size of the backgrounds by leaving the blank area for the sentiment.

Was a very luck girl yesterday and got the POW as well as the Grand dies and the blossom. Am going to have to make some room on my magnetic wall to take them all by hanging some of the nesting sets on hooks

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love this card & loved the POW on C&C but unfortunately I couldn't afford it. Decided to buy the set with the Venetian mask and butterflies but they sold out before I could get them - couldn't believe it! Any chance of you bringing them back???

AnneRD said...

Stunning effect, lovely embossed background, super card! Anne x

Carol H said...

Beautiful card, love your idea of the pearls.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, Fab card like the pearls, may be a really great card for a special person. Bx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Love this card, the bauble looks great with the pearls in it. Julia had a fantastic Pick of the week yesterday, have ordered more new dies and can't wait for them to arrive. Love Jean x

nattyboots said...

Its another classic card Sue So crisp and Christmassy , love it

Elaine H X

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the pearls you added. Hugs,Moni

jane said...

Hi Sue. lovely card another on my list to try. Hope you are enjoying yourself an looking forward to see the pics.
Watched all the shows yesterday managed to get all that I wanted and more credit card took another bashing.
Enjoy yourself and take care

Jane Llewellyn

Victoria said...

What a beautiful yet simple idea! Gonna have to find me some of those cheap pearls too!

Phil D said...

Just so lovely Sue - great ideas and wonderful cards
Phil D

Cdteach said...

Just love the look of this card Sue.

Jan

kimberley said...

I'm half and half about this one Sue-maybe just a toopearly for me,take care,x

Sonia Jones said...

Love this card. Its so effective but really simple to make. One i'll definately be trying this Christmas. Soniax

Oksana said...

Very elegant and classy type of card!x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
A less is more card. It's fab. Saw you do this on C&C. Simple ideas are the best. Really getting in the mood for Christmas. I wonder what you are going to do on your tree this year. It always looks beautiful
Got a stall today so short and sweet.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmai.com

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another brilliant Christmas card. All I need is cheap pearls!!

Love Rossemarie xx

nannapat said...

Lovely idea Sue - a beautiful card. Hope you are enjoying the show - looking forward to seeing your pics. Pat x

martine said...

hi sue another lovely card(love christmas), missed you at c&c for the pick of the week and yes i had to have it all lol, the new dies are amazing i carnt wait to get them and play,have a great day xxx martine xxx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, pearly queen comes to mind with this card. What a great way to use up beads. As ever you pull something different out of the box. Eagerly awaiting your pics from CHA.

Wilma

Anonymous said...

Stunning, love the pearls & the texture they add to the card. Martina

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a brilliant idea. I'm sure we have all got some pearls tucked away. I'll definitely be having a go at this one.
Frances

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
The pearls a bit OTT for me but i love the card and layout.
Emma

cazlan said...

another brilliant card - will definitely be having a go at this one.

Anthea said...

Morning Sue just catching up after a weeks holiday and wow what lovely cards have I been missing :)cant wait to see your CHA pictures. I have been naughty and purchased the POTW from C&C this week. Hugs xx

jayne denver said...

Hi sue what a fab card it's lovely pearls are so classic
Thanks Jayne

Corinne said...

Morning Sue Wow what a classy card clever use of pearls love it Hugs Corinne

Sue - said...

Very glitzy card! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Sue, another stunner. I could use your idea of the pearls for wedding bells.... I need to do some wedding cards. Where can I get a bag of inexpensive pearls?? Looking forward to your CHA pictures.
Caroline MacH

sued99 said...

I love the pearls and the bow just sets it off.

bluebell said...

hi sue,i would just like to say,sorry you are not here with the new spellbinders on create and crafte. it is not the same without you. i take it that you are in america as the lady doing the spellbinders,said that there had been a craft show over there. or you are looking after mum. hope to see you soon. love bluebell-flowerwood.

Mac Mable said...

This is the card that I saw on c&c that made me buy these dies. Absolutely love the card and the colours. On TV I thought it was the apature that was left after cutting the bauble out on the white card and you'd used a blue card as a backing card. Just love it and thank you for sharing it with us. Beverley x

Lacelady. said...

I love the pearls, it gives the card a real richness to it.

Wow, Spellbinders sold out on C&C in no time at all - too big a bundle for me, as flexipay is only available in the UK.

HiggiSue said...

Wow Sue....simply perfect. I must use my bauble dies as they are still in the packet. Now I can see how stunning the simple shape can be. Happy weekend
Sue H x

Christine said...

I determined to try this card when I saw Sue demonstrate it, I love it, but Christmas has to wait!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Wendy L said...

What a great idea, it looks great. xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely gorgeous! I have never seen a bag of pearls for sale, that would be so handy. This is one of my absolute favourites!!! Love Sam xxx

YorkieSue said...

Hi Sue

Love this card inspires me to adorn stars, hearts and other shapes. Great idea - thanks for sharing
SueH In SE London UK

cats said...

Hi Sue hope you are having a great time at the CHA show,it must be tough I know,but someone has to do it, lol.I loved this card from when you did the demo.Stunning!
I am another one waiting for my lotto numbers to come good.The potw was very tempting though.(sigh)
Christine x

Meg said...

Very pretty card Sue. it reminds me of baubles I made for my tree many years ago.
Ladies if you want pearls..try your local charity shops or jumble sales.
You can find some really great beads to use in your crafts.
Watched the C&C shows but didn't get any of the dies this time..must make the most of the ones I already have.
Happy crafting.

Margaret O

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
This card sings to me it is a real WOW. The pearls, embossing folder and your georgeous bow I really love it.
Julia was great yesterday I could not afford POW but then one of the smaller sets had the Butterflies, Venetian Sets and Blossom 5 in. then she pointed out a card with the small mask on, the mask had been covered with Micro beads, that was it - I knew that I `needed` that set. Yes I got in before it sold out.
Looking forward to some CHA pictures tomorrow.
Have a great day, love Bren

john said...

this card is definatly going on my to do list itys fantastic

debbie pugh xx

lesley said...

Hi sue lovely card as usual I would have to use cosmic shimmer glue or sequins to make this as the pearls would cost a small fortune to buy in london!! I was gutted I couldn't get potw but its same time of month as potd from last month! Wanted to get the venetian set but it had sold out gutted love lesley xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

I'm half and half The pearls a bit OTT for me

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
This card is stunning, elegant, with the right amount of bling! The shimmer from the pearls is gorgeous!
And your 'small' bow is gorgeous!
Keep up the great work!!!
Take care and have a great day!
Lara xxx

Jennynurse said...

Hi Sue...Yet another little Beauty. Love the use of Pearls as the main focal point.
Looking forward to seeing pics. I failed to get anything from POW also.I may have to go and lie down in a dark room to get over it !!

Joesgrandma said...

Another very beautiful card Sue Thanks XXX

gwen70 said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card, love the pearls

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card. It really is beautiful.
Miss you, hurry up and return.
Sonia x

salem said...

wooooow card . great. love all"!"!"!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Sue you've done it AGAIN! Really, I shouldn't be so surprised. LOL What a beautiful un-fussy yet luxurious looking Christmas card. I'm going to use this idea on some of my cards as soon as I can get my hands on loads of pearls ;0)

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Sorry...Forgot to say I'm really looking forward to browsing through your photos ;0)

Jill Liddle said...

A great card. So easy to do but looks so expensive.

Dragonlady said...

What a fantastic card, great inspiration.

Hugs Ali x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
WOWOWOWOWOW What a simple but stunning card I love it and its a must for making a few but different colour ways
The POTW dies are beauties the set I wanted went like the speed of light butt got my 2nd choice whoop whoop!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

franzesjoi said...

oooMMMGGG!!! this is sooo fabulous, Sue!!! sooo beautiful... :)

Cassieajh said...

Sue what a clever way of using the pearls, I love the embossed background it is my favourite folder at the moment & using the dark blue behind the pearls sets them off perfectly. Allison xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love it Sue. The pearls certainly add something to the bauble and create a super effect. Great work as always. Zo xx

nmty said...

Hi Sue, I love the card. I would probably make something like this as a special xmas card for my mum, worth the expense of the pearls I think!

lv norma

Margaret said...

Ever since I saw this card on C & C
I have been searching the charity shops for some pearls, no luck yet.
Looking forward to tomorrows blog.
Enjoiy your stay
Margaret

Gay New Malden said...

I love this, Loved it when you showed on C & C Sue. Shall def make. Come back to us soon xxx

Love

Gay x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card liked it since seeing it on C&C will really try
this one when I get round to doing Christmas.
Nancyd xx

Sue B said...

Hello Sue, what a simple but stunning card I'm definately going to try this one.
Sue B

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Hi Sue

All those pearls are so OTT but so right as always with your creations. Love the blue rather than traditional christmas colours.

Ayelet said...

Great card!
I love the white on white and the beautiful ornament.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is different, I hadn't seen it before but it has definitely given me ideas for christmas.
Carole N xx

Shazza said...

so pretty x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, a lovely lovely card & like you say a great & simple one for the kids to do. They'd have a wonderful time putting all those pearls on via the clear cosmic shimmer glue....& maybe a messy time had too! Love the embossing folder,(& your bow!). A great project from someone who's shared their ideas, "thank you" out there. Looking forward to seeing the photo's that you've taken at the CHA! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Oops! forgot they were inexpensive one's that you bought....love to know where from? x Just so used to you cosmicing the pearls yourself!!! xx Love Karen xx

Tracie Carmody said...

Stunning Card Sue xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Love the pearls idea

utilitygirl said...

Just got to look at the last 3 cards, as my pc has not been co-inoperative. All wonderful, as usual xx

Maid of Kent said...

I keep saying l need this die. This card proves it, lovely elegant card. Hugs Ann

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, another card that I loved when you showed in on C & C, now we all need a bag of the pearls please!! can you buy in bulk?
Janet

Ladock girl said...

Love this, it's a very special card. Linda xxx

jordiegirl said...

Oh lovely Sue - such a coincidence as my hubby gave me some broken costume jewellery pearls last night that one of his passengers left in the taxi as he said he better not take them home with him!!!!! I don't think we need to know why!!!!!!

Looks like I'll be trying this one out.

Planetsusie said...

Oh Sue - the pearls are absolutely gorgeous on this simple yet elegant card. I love the background as well - the wild poinsettia folder really stands out.

I may have to make a version of this one. Note I always say version 'cos I could never get one to look the same LOL!!!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Lisbeth said...

What a brilliant idea. I have tries something similar using a rubber stamp, but this is much more effective

Lisbeth

Claveh said...

Sue, I love it! This is simply stunning. Thank you for such great ideas. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a fun card. Looking forward to seeing your photos from CHA. With love & light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - What a great card must let my 12yr old grandaughter have a go at this.
ValC

AnnR said...

wow this is beautiful Sue

lorraine (classylady) said...

Brilliant card Sue, saw it on c & c. I did the same with a die cut chipboard heart and made into fridge magnet.

regards
lorraine - scotland.
xxx

Vick said...

Looking forward to the CHA pics sweetie, and this card, well, what can i say! Super Stunning!!!! i love pearls and this looks so expensive and elegant a perfect Christmas card!!! huggles xx
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SUZYD said...

GORGEOUS CARD,LOVE THE EMBOSSING FOLDER.SUZYD X

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, such a gorgeous Christmas card and I can see the bauble with a stamped Christmas theme/image in it too but those pearls are sensational. Nearly got the POTW but problems with my order and was not impressed with C&C's customer service so cancelled. Will just have to wait till the dies come on the market. Looking forward to seeing the CHA photos. Hugs Christine H xx

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. The bauble looks so effective with all those pearls. Great embossing folder too.
Mags
x

karan Griffiths said...

Another beautiful card Sue which i think would look good in all sorts of colours. PS please bring us all back some of those buttons back from the states!

karan Griffiths said...

Another beautiful card Sue which i think would look good in all sorts of colours. PS please bring us all back some of those buttons back from the states!

Debra W said...

Love it! I love pearls and will definately have a go with this idea. Debra W

Bosquie said...

Beautiful card and what a super effect with the pearlsXX

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, the pearl idea is lovely. I buy lots of pearls from www.meiflower.co.uk she sells 100 for £1 excellent value.

CraftyJo said...

So cute!

guffie said...

what a lovely card Sue .... i can't believe how quickly the POW sold out on C&C just couldn't afford it till i got paid though so missed out this time : ( xx gail

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

I love the texture on this card, its just gorgeous.

hope you are well

Much love

Amanda xx

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
I love this card..It's Stunning..Love every thing about it..Take care Hazelx

Sue Parish said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the pearls.
I was only going to buy the small set with the Venetians in, but my laptop froze while I was ordering so they sold out - and I ended up buying the 15 to get them instead! Never mind, I'll be broke but happy!
Sue x

Helen O said...

Really love today's card Sue, It simple but beautiful, Ive got lots of pearls, but don't have the die, lol I will have to borrow it off Jane (my sister), lol if you read this Janey I need to borrow this bauble die. Thank you for yet more inspiration Sue, Helen O xxx

Dawn Louise said...

I loved this when saw on tv, then thought how about using similar technique on a different shape using buttons or maybe lots of tiny punched flowers, or the cosmic shimmer pearl glues, or even mixed beads. now I'm gettin carried away sorry. sue I'd like to know approx sizes of your cards on your posts. just a thought x

Buttons said...

Loving those pearls Sue. A real you card. Hugs, Buttons x

Tres said...

Hi sue. wonderful christmas card!! So simple to make but looks gorgeous!! Love the pearls. I must invest in some christmas bauble dies. Love Tres x x x

Vie Carter said...

Simply beautiful and so elegant

Vie
x

sallysbitz said...

Stunning card, very inspirational x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Liz said...

What a lovely card and what possibilities ideas a bound about adding some gems, glue dots with glitter i feel a production line coming on - who knows i might actually manage to make all my christmas cards in time this year! thanks for the inspiration Sue.

Would just like to add i used one of your designs for a birthday card for my mom - she absolutely loved it! thanks

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD MUST TRY THIS ONE LOVELY

lynda said...

A BEAUTIFUL CARD OUTSTANDING LOVE LOVE IT SUE X LYNDA

CathyinMN said...

I like all of the pearls on the ornament. It's a simple looking, but fun, card.

jennywren1947 said...

what a fantastic card its 1 u would want 2 make 4 some1 speceil
hugs chis x

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...What a beautiful bauble card...were your pearls flat backed??...They say less is more, and in this case it is right...simply elegant.
Take care. Deborah :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...What a beautiful bauble card...were your pearls flat backed??...They say less is more, and in this case it is right...simply elegant.
Take care. Deborah :)