Thursday, 9 August 2012

Black And White Christmas

Hello to everyone!  As the title says it's a black and white Christmas today!  I started with the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder to give my white background some texture.  To the bottom of the card, I added some pretty black and white decorative paper and a piece of the new scrummy black layered scalloped lace.  I decided it needed a small border in between the two sections so I opted for a thin border using just an edgeability insert for a bit of fun.  I cut both of the small baubles that come with the new holiday tree die for my focal elements.  I cut them both three times and scored them down the centre.  I glued them back to back to form the 3D ornaments and hung them with a bit of black and white Bakers Twine, finished with a small bow atop each ornament.  I tied a large double bow with the black Silky Crush ribbon, added a round Dazzler and a couple of pearl stick pins to finish it.  I pierced the edges on this one for a framed look (as I do).  There is a spot for a sentiment in the upper corner, but I just liked the look of it without one (easy enough to add if you wanted, though).  A little tip on those small baubles, use your wax paper or greaseproof paper on them as they are very detailed and prove difficult to remove from the die without it.  All for now, Sue x


150 comments:

Nikki said...

Fantastic card, sue u spoil us with sll your great ideas - cant wait to make this one (",)

Pam said...

Another lovely Christmas card. Black and white is so classy and the lace and lovely bow give a very feminine touch.

Heather said...

I love this card Sue. A very sophisticated card that would be elegant adorning any Christmas mantelpiece.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another lovely Christmas card, I love the little baubles, you have definitely made some remarkable Christmas cards these last few weeks, I think they are all stunning.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

melanie said...

Beautiful crd absolutly stunning ,Melanie

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, yet again a stunning Christmas card. I have these dies and will give this a try. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us.

Wilma

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Love the three d effect. You are a treat

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, the black and white is really influencing my choice for this years cards. Bx

Bosquie said...

Another beauty Sue. Love black and white XX

nannapat said...

Another stunner Sue - your designs are just so amazing. Pat x

Karen R said...

I love this monochrome look and the card is terrific, really stylish

Anonymous said...

A lovely classy card Sue, Edwina

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Just agreeing with all the other comments before me - you are so clever to come up with the designs...

AdrienneQ said...

I like to make hand made ornaments for the family trees every year and putting four of these dies together seems to be the answer for this year. Thanks for another levey card

Wendy L said...

Another lovely card, so stylish. xxx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Wow! another "Stunner" I have those dies but would never have thought of doubling them up like that. Will definitely use that idea, thank you.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

debs said...

Morning Sue what a stunning Christmas card I love it its so classy and elegant. Hope you don't mind but I'm going to copy this as I love it for my christmas cards. Take car

Debs Artliff

Anonymous said...

Another lovely Christmas card sue. I love black and white work and the lace and bow look great together.
Janet

Carole Z said...

Beautiful, absolutely - so elegant and sophisticated.
Carole Z X

baconbits said...

Morning,
Wow what an elegant and sophisticated Christmas card. Please can i spend a day in your head to see what makes such a talented lady tick.....lol
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Celina Dee said...

Extremely sophisticated card Sue. Love the 3D effect.
Waterford

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a beautiful card, I love the black and white theme and the 3D baubles are stunning. I will definitely be trying this one. I love the patterned paper with the lace and edgeability, simply beautiful. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Moni said...

Fab card, love the color combo and the lace. Hugs,moni

val in spain xxx said...

good morning sue. you've done it again-beautiful card.

Elizabeth said...

Oh you are spoiling us Sue with all these beautiful christmas cards. This is another stunning card which I must try. Just love it.
Elizabeth x
P.S. Can I be the second person to spend a day in your head...hehehe.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another hit! gona have ago at this one. Thanks.
Rgs
ClareW

nattyboots said...

A lovely card Sue ,black on white what a treat for some lucky person to receive a card like this one .

Elaine H X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue from a very sunny morning here in Burgundy - Black and White is always a hit and this one is no exception. The lace is more than scrummy and gives the card a bit of something extra. I love using bits to hang baubles on card.
Janet x

Maryann said...

I absolutely love the small ornaments on this one, and I really like it´s kept all in black and white too. Just stunning as always hun, I just simply love this one here.

Laura O said...

Morning Sue another fab card,just love the black and white colour theme,the black lace and the way you used the three baubles to add diamention a fantastic card Laura O

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Another gorgeous Christmas card. Simply love black and white, so classic.

Erica x

dutchess said...

stunning Sue love those little baubles ...glad I got my POTW just for those.....I think you can send baubles to anyone male and female so versatile.....hows the jet lag! take care Margaret MP

Clare said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will be trying that with my bauble dies later.

Clare x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, such a classy card and giving it that 3D effect is so clever, can I be the third to get inside your head! I would love to receive a card in black and white but not sure if any of my Christmas card recipients would appreciate one. Hugs Christine H xx

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue like how you still manage to squeeze in the poinsettia as the back ground you are truly obsessed with that flower. i love it too xx hazel

kelly said...

WOW Sue what a stunner of a card.So simple but so elegant i love it!Sometimes i do regret coming to visit you,as each time i see your stunning cards and end up needing more and more new dies,your killing me!Oh and that ribbon is just beautiful!!Need that too!!!!
Have a great day,kelly

franzesjoi said...

sooo beautiful!!! another stunner card, sue... :)

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card I made some black and white Christmas card last year with a splash of red and they were very popular. I could see a similar version of this card doing well. Hugs xx

ALI said...

Always a pleasure to look at your cards.

kimberley said...

Again Sue another absolute winner-can't wait to see you back on create and craft to see all the new things that you are going to bring us although i am sure my bank manager won't agree with me,take care,x

HiggiSue said...

Another beautiful card Sue. You just continue to amaze me with your ideas. I need to stop procrastination with looking at you designs and my pile of dies and just do it!
Thanks again for all your dedication to us.
Hugs
Sue H x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very striking. Never think of black and white for a Christms card.

auscrafts said...

Hi Sue, yet again a stunning Christmas card I love this monochrome look

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
This looks different, the Baubles are a clever idea..look forward to seeing them live when you are next on C/c..love the border too!
LoveMarg

cebelica said...

Another great card. You are ful of fantastic tips and ideas. Thanks for sharing them with us. Hugs! xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - well isn't this just drop-dead gorgeous! Don't have these dies (yet!) but might try it with the larger dies from the Holiday Tags set, maybe on foiled card to imitate the filigree of these ones. Thanks for the idea. Kathy x

Marion said...

Hi Sue yet another stunning card,i really dont no how you keep coming up with them.
Marion

Victoria said...

This card caught my eye on TV, it's so dimensional. Lovely idea for dimension.

Sandra F said...

I love this card. It's so elegant.

Ruthie said...

Hi Sue I love this look, I was not able to buy the tree set, and thought the tree was gorgeous but as usual we kind of dismiss the small dies, and look what you did with them absolutley gorgeous. It is on my list for sure

angiec said...

wow very classy

Janice K said...

Monochrome is so very elegant, love it! x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another lovely card. I found out the hard way about using wax paper having spent some considerable time trying to get the paper out of the die now I know.

Love Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

Another beautiful card Sue, love the embossing and black and white is gorgeous

Julia Watts said...

Love the dimension and textures on this one. Love, Julia xxx

martine said...

Hi sue stunning card you always make stunning cards xxx
all the best martine xxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I bought this die set last week and haven't had time to use it yet. Must make the time now!! Love it, even though it's black Christmas! Hugs, Carol S.xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning and so elegant, love it.
Lydia
X

Sandybee said...

Such an elegant card Sue, I love the black and white combination

xx Sandra

Sandybee said...

Such an elegant card Sue, I love the black and white combination

xx Sandra

Linda said...

What a elegant card, very beautiful
hugs Linda

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Can only echo what's already been said - elegant, sophisticated, absolutely stunning.
Will really enjoy trying this one.
Thanks Sue,
Sue xx
PS Enjoyed Julia's shows very much yesterday. Looking forward to seeing you on the 21st.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabbbbb card as usual. We won't be short of ideas for Christmas Cards this year will we. LOL. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue

Black and white cards always a winner. Love the dimension on the baubles. X

lesley said...

Hi sue yet another stunning card black and white is always stylish and more people are liking it for xmas too! I think I might make some tree decorations too!! Thanks love lesley xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
STUNNING!!!!!
Evis.

salem said...

elegant interesting great card love color

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful elegant card I love the colours you have chosen stunning makes a gorgeous Christmas Card.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

hollyberry said...

Black and white makes this Christmas card so elegant.

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue. An exquisite card, the monochrome look is stunning and the 3D baubles sooo effective. I have these dyes and will be giving this ago. The lace and ribbon are scrummy, as is the embossing.
Your imagination knows no bounds, thank you for sharing your amazing tips and ideas.
Enjoyed Julia's show yesterday.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Ladock girl said...

Brilliant card today love the simplicity of black and white. Great idea for the baubles as well. Linda xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What can I say but "Gorgeous!"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card. Love the 3 dimensionality of the baubles. It's that little bit different. With love & light Theresa. H

Joan Hill said...

Great card Sue, off now to have a go at doing the baubles like this, thanks for the inspiration x

guffie said...

good morning Sue, yet again another stunning card i did something very close to this yesterday but i didn't 3D the baubles, love this card it's so pretty xx gail

lindyloo12 said...

Stunning!

Cornish Emma said...

Great use of the baubles to make them 3d, easy but effective.
Love the lace on this one.
Emma

Cassieajh said...

A very smart card, so unusual I love the colours & I must get some more Ribbon!

Lacelady said...

Sigh - now I'm going to have to find those dies - this card is delish.

lilygee said...

Hi Sue - thanks for all these lovely Christmas card ideas - lots of inspiration for us - a very interesting dimensional card.
love lilygee xxx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
You've done it again this card is so beautiful I have these dies so I must try the 3D baubles they are fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration
Hugs x

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card! Very elegant and classy :)

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning christmas card,
reallt beautiful.
Margaret L

Erika said...

Stunning card Sue loving the black and white so classy.
Hugs Erika.

Felicie said...

This card is so stunning,verry elegant.
Felicie

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
WOW!!! Now you give us 3D baubles and dont they look stunning in black and white! the lace, bow and backing paper are all georgeous. the whole composition of this card is fantastic, Sue its a real winner.
Have a great day, Love Bren
PS remembered to add my name today, I was so excited by yesterdays card I forgot to add it!

May said...

Fabulous card Sue... love the striking back & white.. so elegant.. Hugs May x x

Claveh said...

This is spectacular Sue, I think this could be a male or female card, and monochrome is so sophisticated. Thanks for all your endless ideas. xxx

Sue - said...

Love black and white cards.

Clarissa said...

Another brilliant card that's just my cup of tea!!
Clarissa.X

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner i love it the colours are another fav of mine .
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love black and white I usually make some each year, I was wondering what I could do with the baubles.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Meg said...

Love the 3D baubles Sue..I have used this technique with peel off butterflies and it really makes them stand out.
Black and white cards are growing on me.

Margaret O

Jane in Spain said...

Another lovely card, love the 3D look to the baubles, although I would probably use more traditional colors!

yvonne(seom) said...

yep!!!! really like this one love the black and cream but not normally for Xmas but this one works for me sophisticaed and elegant well done love it! yvonne

hotpotato said...

Goodness the cards just keep getting better.

Susan White said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of the black and white, and the 3D baubles are fabulous. Thanks for all the inspirational ideas Sue.

Susan

SUZYD said...

I LOVE BLACK AND WHITE CARDS AND THIS ONE IS STUNNING.SUZYD X

Planetsusie said...

This is lovely Sue - just the right amount of black to white for me. I love the effect of the baubles and will be trying this one myself.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

CathyinMN said...

Pretty card! I like the 3D ornaments on it.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another gorgeous card!! The layout is lovely. The bauble dies are just fab!! I personally am not too keen on black and white cards for christmas and prefer the more traditional colours. Love the bow, love it all!! Love Tres x x x

sued99 said...

A lovely card although still not sure about these colours for Christmas.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty card and I do like the black and white theme, even for Christmas.

utilitygirl said...

A great card Sue. Really love black and white and the way you have made the baubles is very clever. Wouldn't do to put in the post though! Also loved yesterday's card - poinsettias are always a favourite of mine xx

Petula said...

Wow! Yet another stunner Sue. I am thrilled with the inspiration you give, and sooo chuffed that I have some of the items to give them a try, thanks again xx

Victoria said...

Sublime detail :)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, again a really lovely card, love the colour scheme, but honestly yesterday's card is my favourite of all, don't think there will be a card to beat it!! My second favourite is the pearly bauble you did a while ago. Love Sam xxx

Jane said...

This card is beautiful, yesterdays and today's cards are my absolute favourites.

Jane xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous such dimension well done Sue Hugs Elaine

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another stunner your giving us
so much choice for our
christmas cards its hard to pick one,
Love the black and white.
Nancyd xx

ang said...

love this card thanks for sharing angxxx

Roma said...

stunning,can't wait to make this one

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card inspirational and Christmas is coming
Take Care
Theresa x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Sue!

Love what you've done with the baubles.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

cats said...

Fantastic card,love the colours and how you have done the baubles.Don't know how you do it,it takes me an age to come up with ideas!See you soon on c&c.
Christine x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card - love the black/white combination for Christmas. Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Another great card thanks for sharing your inspirational ideas.
Grimsby Chris

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow what a super elegant card sue ... and what a lot of lovely comments ... well done xx happy crafting and love sandy xx

Heidi said...

Hi Sue

Yet another stunning card! Can't wait to see you on C&C again!

Hugs
Heidi

Linda said...

Another stunning Christmas card and loving the bow with the stick pins. Those baubles look stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Lovely

Christine Harrop said...

Beautifully elegant card, and I love the black and white. Christine x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it!

sue said...

This is very pretty, you keep coming up with so many special cards, don't know how you do it.

Lv Sue M xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
You have done it again wonderful but not a card to be sent in the post! Have you seen the new postage rates nothing short of daylight robbery is my view.
Margaret

john said...

simply stunning


debbie pugh xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love what you have done with the baubles!!!

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Love this card!
Hadn't thought of using the dies to create the 3D effect on the baubles!
I wonder what it would be like for the tree!
Hope you don't mind if I have a go at recreating the baubles...I might venture a go at the tree!
Have a great evening!
Lara xxx

Dawn Louise said...

Really elegant and superb, love how you can make black and white look so stylish and Christmassy too x

Maggie said...

Those baubles would make great decorations or even look good as part of a table setting. Very elegant in black and white. Make a good card too! xx

Joesgrandma said...

Very attractive and stylish card Sue. Thanks.

sheila said...

Classy and elegant.

lynda said...

I love black and white together and this card say's it all i would love this card on my mantelpiece at Christmas stunning. Big crafty hug Sue Lynda x

Su said...

Having a quick catch up on here and the cards are absolutely beautiful Sue. Love this one and also the 'poinsettia bauble' - having said that I'd be delighted if any one of your cards should ever drop thro' my letterbox. Whatever will you show us next - can't wait to see!

Su (Soop)

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue, I really like the holiday tree but never noticed the bauble dies when I bought it, how blind am I. Thanks for showing it to me Sue xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Yet again, another wonderful Chriastmas card, so perfect Sue.
Janet

Vie Carter said...

wonderful card love black and white

great again Sue

Vie
x

Helen O said...

Monochrome, black and white are always one of my favourites, they always look classy Helen O xxx

magpie said...

"Wow!" another gorgeous card Sue. I love the black & white that you're doing. Stunning & elegant xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

"Wow!" another gorgeous card Sue. I love the black & white that you're doing. Stunning & elegant xx Love Karen xx

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue must try

lorraine (classylady) said...

Such a classy card Sue, love the colours, in fact love everything about it
regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hello dear friend
So pleased to hear your back hear and raring to go on C&C in just over a week. I look forward to it.
This card is utmost elegance. Totally chic and stunning. That's all I have to say.
Hugs Linda xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
What a stunning monochromatic Christmas card. So elegant with beautiful texture and dimension. Thank you for sharing. Vee xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love making 3d projects with spell binders. Smashing what you have done with this card. Never thought to do a small 3d. Looks Fab. well done Sue.
Like the texture of the ribbon too .Black and white always looks great.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx

jennywren1947 said...

lov
hugs chris xe this card

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...another lovely card...I love the monochrome look...I would put a sentiment at the top to balance it out...but it looks good without.
Take care Deborah :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...another lovely card...I love the monochrome look...I would put a sentiment at the top to balance it out...but it looks good without.
Take care Deborah :)

marg0006 said...

Just love, love, love the ornaments and black lace.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

lady e said...

Gorgeous Christmas card!
Lady E