Monday, 6 August 2012

Design Team Call

Hi bloggers!  I have got an announcement to make first off.  Creative Expressions has just put out the call for 2012 design team members.  Here is a link to the website page that has all the details if you are interested. http://blog.creative-expressions.uk.com/2012/08/2012-creative-expressions-design-team.html

 As for today's card, another non traditionally styled Christmas card.  I started with some music script background paper (that I found in Florida) and I cut the holly accent border out of the left side of it.  I used the negative pieces to create my background by mounting both pieces of it on mounting foam and attaching it over a piece of black glitter card.  You may think you are looking at the border cut out of black glitter card, but it is actually a sort of faux canal type card, with the glitter card being in the background.  I cut the holiday ornament from 2010 in the largest size, then skipped a size and used the next one for the centre cut, creating a frame. I embossed the ornament with a mask (circles, I think)while it was still in the die and inked it slightly with antique linen distress ink.   I stamped my sentiment and embossed in gold on black card.  I mounted it below my ornament.  I added a black silky crush double bow to the top of the ornament with a gold button centre.  I added some black rhinestone swirls to the side and bottom tip  of my ornament.  I only pierced the two sides this time (you don't always have to do all four sides, you know!)  Don't forget about the design team call now.  All for now, Sue x

138 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue, I like the concept of this card and in these colours it would make an ideal "male" card, but so easily adapted to different colours too for a more tradiitional Christmas card.

Jan.moogie said...

Good morning Sue. A different card for Christmas and simply stunning. x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Would love the card in more traditional colours. A really nice card to add to the Christmas cllection.
Evis.

auscrafts said...

like the design of this card

mell said...

Love the colour xxx

Rose in Chester said...

I love the composition of this card, would use greens (perhaps, even though the black is striking)

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, it must be colours that draw me to a card more than the design. I love this one as I do most f your cards.

Wilma

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love this concept, it is truly stunning.
Have these dies, I feel and experiment coming on...........!!
Have a great day

Patricia
patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.com

Ladock girl said...

Love the idea of this card, but not sure about the colours, I prefer my Christmas cards to be a little brighter, may try it in another colour to see how it looks. Linda xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card. Just lovely the colours as always. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

melanie said...

Love the card .Melanie

salem said...

great card

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a great card especially if you like different. Bx

Karen R said...

I love the script paper, and realy like this card. xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, what can I say, you never fail to inspire us.
Have a great day everyone
Happy2craft

jane said...

Morning Sue
I really like this card, it would easily adapt to other
Colours which would allow you to make sets which
You could then give to friends .
Take care

Jane Llewellyn

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Every day is an inspired one as a result of your creative thoughts, ideas, and jazzy cards. This one is lovely. Cheers

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is so beautiful, I love the way how you use the negative, I would never have thought to use the waste, and it is so effective, especially with black glitter card underneath. I love it. Hope you are recovering from your jetlag. Lots of love from Patricia xx

kimberley said...

Love it Sue once again.I definitely enjoy your non-traditinal cards the best.they are more my cup of tea than cutsey cards. Keep up the good work,take care,x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.

Clare x

val in spain xxx said...

good morning sue. lovely card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant

debs said...

Morning Sue I love these kind of cards I've got these dies so I will be having ago at this one. Looking forward to seeimg what we've got next from C&C. Take Care

Debs Artliff

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, I absolutely love the manuscript paper - it sets off the whole thing for me. Althought I am not a fan of dark, black x-mas cards I really like this one - I think its cos there's more cream than black. I have these dies so will give it a go. As for design team - one day maybe! but not just yet - I am still very much a learner having only started card making in January 2012 - I have learnt alot and so far have not bought a single card this year. I had the foresight to photograph my efforts from day one to keep as a record- its amazing to see how your style and techniques used develops in such a short space of time.
Rgs
ClareW

dutchess said...

I love this bauble Sue and your card is splendid!....I think I will try a version of this with a bit more white ...cos its my favorite....looking forward to seing you soon on C&C take care Margaret MP

kelly said...

WOW Sue,your card looks stunning and very elegant.I just love your cards!Everytime i see them though my wish list gets bigger!!!!
Have a great day,kelly.

Clai01 said...

Beautiful card i love it!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from Burgundy
although it's a 'non trad' design I really like the finished product.
Although I am well into my C.cards this will certainly be a design for one of them.
Janet x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card especially the backing paper it's fabulous. I had an e mail from Creative Expressions about design team, I have a good way to go before I would think I was suitable, but it states that you must have your own up and running blog. Who knows some day, maybe I should make it my goal (then I can justify needing more dies) lol
Hugs x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the design of the card and the music script paper is great. Not the usual Christmas colours but it works for me.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the script paper! the card looks yellow on my pc, but when you said Antique Linen it looked lovely !
LoveMarg

Von said...

It does make a great guy's card :)
Von

baconbits said...

Hello,
Once again your post is so inspiring. Even though not trad colours this is a super card - very elegant.
Good luck to all who try out for the DT.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card that can be adapted to any colour combo.
Have a great day.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, Love this card I have a bit of a thing for using paper with music on at Christmas time dont know why.....:)Hugs xx

Lin W said...

very good male card,love it
xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is stunning, I am loving your non taditional Christmas cards. I have these dies so will be having a play. The music script paper is gorgeous, bought a music script stamp last week, but would not have thought I could use it for a card like this.
Have a great day every one.
Hugs June xx

Victoria said...

I love including musical script on cards and this non-traditional Christmas card looks fantastic.

nattyboots said...

Another lovely Christmas Card Sue love it just right for that special person

Elaine H X

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card really like the non christmas look to this xmas card. xx hazel

Moni said...

Lovely card, fab die. Hugs,moni

Jane in Spain said...

I like the concept very much but as I am a traditionalist about Christmas, will probably use more traditional colours.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Love this card, very stylish. X

Carol H said...

Wow love the card and the colours.

nannapat said...

I think this is a stunning design. I really must get the holly motifs & accents, they're lovely. Pat x

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the backing paper and different colours

Victoria said...

This is another lovely shaped die. Very elegant card again. Thank you Sue.

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, another lovely creation with gorgeous backing paper! x

Maggie said...

Good morning Sue. This is my type of card - that background paper is just yummy. Good idea for a deeper frame to miss a size. Thank you for a lovely card. xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I really like this card. I like the black although would probably prefer more "traditional" colours personally. I do have all of these dies and also some script card/paper so will probably give this one a go. I have to say that you are so inspirational to a lot of us - thank you.

Planetsusie said...

This is a lovely design Sue - so adaptable for any colourway. Love your backing paper and of course my favourite holly border!! I shall definitely be using the bauble die this Christmas - although I haven't started any cards yet - oops.

Hugs Sue P xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE MUST TRY THIS ONE

Christine said...

I do like this, and finally managed to get the 2010 ornaments last week. I still need the holly, which I've been resisting, but is so beautiful I shall have to succumb to the temptation to buy it!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely xmas card, very chic and adult.
Good Luck to those going for the design team!
Emma

Erica said...

morning Sue,

Another lovely Christmas card. So different it really stands out from the crowd.

Erica x

Anonymous said...

A very elegant card which I will have to try. I Love all the new dies and must try to get a couple to add to my stash.
Carole N x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, definitely more contemporary than traditional; a lovely card but not my choice for Christmas colours. As with other comments I think the design would be good in other colours.
Frances

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Very different but I really like it, thank you x

Maryann said...

This is a very different christmascard Sue, but really beautiful. I really like it a lot.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow you have done it yet again what a super card love the colours. I have these dies so will be trying this out in your colours and perhaps some blues.
Margaret

sued99 said...

A great design but not too sure about the colours for Christmas.

guffie said...

love the card Sue i think the colour are beautiful and a great difference to the usual christmas cards xx gail

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and idea of these cards as you showed us similar last year and i did a few with the large snow flake but keep these coming as i have lots of Xmas cards to make for family members and like to give each one a different card LOL!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is another lovely design, I like the colours and it would do very nicely for a man.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Another stunning card, these colours really work and using the negative side of the die is just brilliant especilly when you have the lovely glow of the black glitter coming through, the music script is lovely (I would want to keep it in my stash - just to look at)!!!
Have a good day, Love Bren

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I love your use of the negative. I now feel so inspired to cut out my dies more carefully placed, leaving a decent border. Love this card, but still not sure about black Christmas. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sarah said...

Hi Sue

Amazing card Sue as always!

Sarah x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

This card is stunning so elegant and a really nice choice of colours I love it.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue as always something different that looks beautiful.

Vee Cassidy said...

A beautiful elegant card, Sue. I think that the height and depth of your photographs is quite visible, incidentally. If I had a covetous nature I would be jealous of your music paper as it is I can admire it with a good heart. (polishes halo!) Thank you for another wonderful inspiration. (I need it as i have flooding!)Vee xx ps I hope you brought some Sue Wilson dies in your carry on as I missed them last show as they sold out while I was at a hospital visit. xx

lorraine (classylady) said...
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lorraine (classylady) said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, I like non traditional. Good luck to all who try for design team, would love to have given it a go, but dont have a blog.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Laura O said...

Hello Sue,another beautiful card love the glittery look underneath .Laura O

Claveh said...

This is very nice, I really like the holly border down the side of the card. xxx

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

Vie
x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card!! The only thing I am not so keen on are the colours you have used. (Just personal preference.) I love the layout of the card and that is a fab bow!! Have a nice day love Tres x x x

CraftyJo said...

I do like that faux canal idea - and the musical background paper is gorgeous.

Meg said...

I am thinking the same as many more crafters, that the design is brilliant but the colours are not those we associate with Christmas.

Welcome back Sue. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C soon.

Margaret O

Tybalt said...

Yet another beautiful card Sue. Love it.

utilitygirl said...

Love this card Sue and have most of the things need - so will have to have a go at this one. Also love yesterday's card, always a difficult subject. Thanks xx

lesley said...

Hi sue another stunning card I aam definitely starting my xmas cards this week and this is one I will be trying thank you and I can't wait to see what you bring us on the 21st!!! Love lesleyxx

Jill Liddle said...

Now this card is just beautiful. I love the alternative colours. A great change.

sue said...

Hi Sue, love this card a very nice design, would be nice in traditional colours. xx

Wendy L said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous creation. xxx

Sandybee said...

Beautiful Sue

xx Sandra

hotpotato said...

just love this card Sue.

Jane said...

Another lovely card

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue - the colours used are very dramatic and stunning and a great combination. Yvonnexx

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely card, but l prefer traditional Christmas colours. The Holly dies are fab and the ornament dies are on my wish list. Hugs Ann

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
A very different Christmas card I
love it will be trying this one.
Nancyd xx

Sonia Jones said...

This is a great christmas card for any male relatives/friends. I like this card a lot. Sonia x

Ayelet said...

Stunning card!
I love the music paper and the negative border :)

CathyinMN said...

Very nice Christmas card although I would probably prefer to see it in reds and greens. The rhinestone swirl really adds interest to it.

Linda said...

Stunning Sue! I have a thing for music paper and whenever I see it on a card it reminds me to use mine! Loving how you have created the channel with the holly die too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jane stillman said...

Just love this card because it is so different, love the colourways and the concept x

Cumbrianlass said...

Another very beautiful card Sue
I think how you did the holly side border is a great idea.
Janet

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, love it, take care vanessa xx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the backing paper! Carole X

ang said...

stunning and different thanks for the inspiration angxxxx

Tracie Carmody said...

We made a similar card in class last week, love the holly trim, so much I am buying it x

angiec said...

i just love your non traditional christmas cards.... keep them up

Christine Hussey said...

Love the music script backing paper and the design is fab. Hugs Christie H xx

Craftychris said...

This is so lovely, the bauble die is fabulous xx

Vick said...

Hi Sue, even though i dont do christmas i love this card, its so you!! HUgs, Vick xx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YTChannel Vixcrafts

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I am not a lover of black cards for Xmas (more of a traditionalist! red and green), must admit the design of this one has really taken my eye and will attempt to emulate in red and green!
ValC

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another stunner Sue. I'm loving your alternative Christmas cards xXx ;0)

lynda said...

Hi Sue another WOW from me just amazing as always hugs Lynda

sheila said...

Hi Sue, making your demo cards without any traditional papers available has been a triumph, I really like these alternative colours but the embelishments are traditional.

SUZYD said...

STUNNING CHRISTMAS CARD.SUZYD X

mags said...

Very striking card Sue. Would be very adaptable to being done in different colour ways too.
mags
x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue my christmas cards will b very different this yr thanks 2 u
hugs chris x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue my christmas cards will b very different this yr thanks 2 u
hugs chris x

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, Im getting into the swing with the Christmas cards now, I love today, the colours are striking, I love when you go for something unique rather than traditional (which I find a bit tired), thank you for inspiring us daily Helen O xxx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, this is a really great card - everything goes together so well, the music paper, the holly border, the ornament die and your wonderful bow and swirls, together with one of my favourite sentiments it's just perfect!
Sue x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, like the colours and love the negative effect.

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
I love this card, every element, composition etc! I feel it would lend itself to a variety of colours though I do like this colour combo!
Enjoy the rest of your evening... though I think by this time you may have gone to bed already...I couldn't get internet access earlier.. sooo frustrating!
Take care
Lara xxx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this is such a classy card. In black it's different to the normal Christmassy colors but stylish none the less. I love how the black side border looks positive rather than the negative that it is, deceiving the eye! Gosh, how rich would this look in red......! (I'm off again!) & few other colors too....! Nice idea of using the music sheet paper too. xx Love Karen xx

franzesjoi said...

elegant card! beautiful as always :)

Brakkers said...

This is the one I have been waiting for after seeing it on Create and Craft. This is beautiful, absolutely gorgeous!!

Brakkers said...

This is the one I have been waiting for after seeing it on Create and Craft. This is beautiful, absolutely gorgeous!!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I just love this card so much - but I don't have those dies!! Not even sure if I could do something similar with a substitute - I will have to have a think mmm... Love Sam xxx

Cassieajh said...

Sue
What a wonderful Christmas card, so easy but looks so much harder, will be having a try at this one.
Hugs xx

Buttons said...

You do pick up some yummy paper/card in Florida Sue. Bet your suitcase weighs more coming back than going!!!
Love the whole design and execution of this card.
Quick question - do you have to have access to Facebook? or are weekly posts on an active blog sufficient?
Thanks, Buttons x

Anonymous said...

hi Sue
what a cracker (pardon the pun).Wonderful Christmas card. The bow makes this card.Smashing music paper.
Just got back off hol and bought some flower stamps (rubber on wood) . When i took the sale stickers off they are creative expressions lol . Made my day. Got for half price too. Anyone near Cabury Garden Centre, Somerset, well worth a drop in. £40 worth of goods for £14.99. So i stocked up, not that my craft room needs it.lol
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Deborah said...

Sue I love this card...I'm a musician and feel there is never enough products out there to make cards for fellow musicians...but this card is very stately looking...well done!
Take care Deborah :)

marg0006 said...

My weakness is black & white Just love the florished pearls. So pretty.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

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