Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Peace

Hi bloggers!  I have been wanting to show this one as I absolutely adore these poinsettias in white. ( If you are looking for these dies, as I know they have been hard to come by recently,  I just heard that Sam Poole has a load of stock on her website.)  Unfortunately difficult to get a good photo in white, but I think you can see the detail enough in these (it does look a bit blue, but I assure you it is white).  I cut all the layers except for the tiniest one for two poinsettias.  I glued them together and offset each layer a bit.  On the flower themselves I added some of our Cosmic Shimmer Iced Crystal Glitter Jewels.  It photographs very pink but it is a sparkly white when you see it in real life, very snowy looking.  I cut several of the single leaves and added them around the flowers.  I had some pieces of floral wire that were covered in a white paper coating.  I rolled them in cosmic shimmer dries clear glue and then poured micro beads over them and set aside to dry.  Once dry, I wrapped them around a pencil for their curly cue shape and glued them around my poinsettias for interest.  The background was stamped with my sentiment (in clear perfect medium) and silver embossed.  Then I used the Bauble Tree Embossing folder and just did half of it so it just looks like an embossed flourish coming from my flowers, rather than an actual Christmas Tree embossed shape.  I hope that makes sense?  The actual Bauble Tree folder is very nice, but it needs to be able to be used for other things to be worthy of purchase in my book and this fills the bill for me.  The only thing remaining was to pierce around the edge to finish it off.  On another little note, I have had several emails asking about the coconut white card that I use (anytime you see white card, that is what I have used more than likely)  I am trying to see if we can get enough stock to add it to my next set of shows.  I will keep you updated on that.  By the way, the dates have changed on my next set of shows too.  It is now scheduled for a POTD on the 21st of Aug (rescheduled from a POTW on the 24th).  I will keep you updated again closer to the time in case anything changes again.  All for now, Sue x 





170 comments:

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
you've done it again ......... I admired this card when you demoed it and am doing so again. Can't wait to get my hands on the poinsettias - they are so very beautiful......
As to the colour - stunning.

Linda said...

it's very beautiful card
hugs Linda Dekker

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I love your white on white and must admit I do copy this often, but I always say it is inspired by the amazing Sue Wilson. Thanks

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, poinsettias are lovely and to increase their size using the leaves, I have made a few cards using these dies and this design will be added to mt to do list.

Wilma

auscrafts said...

good morning Sue .Simply Stunning card ,very beautiful

franzesjoi said...

another stunning card, sue!!! beautiful as always :)

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
WOW! oh! WOW! Love it, I have the dies, will have to have a go at this.
Need to get the M-Bossing folder though, off to have a look for that.
Thanks again for all the inspiration
Have a Great Day

Patricia

debs said...

Morning Sue this is one of my favourite cards I just love white on white they are so stunning and elegant. and Like you I adore the poinseeias dies. Ive just started to do my christmas cards so I will be having ago at this one. When are you going to be back on our screens. Take care

Debs Artliff

Pam said...

Absolutely stunning. I too watched you demo this card and it hasnt lost any of its beauty in a second showing. I love the white on white and the poinsettia dies are gorgeous, I know as I have them. Will definitely give this one a try.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, You have exceeded yourself today. This card ticks all the boxes for me, it is STUNNING, I love everything about it and I will be trying this out ASAP. I love the poinsettia dies in white and also love the bauble tree embossing folder. What you have done with the floral wire is beautiful. STUNNING card. Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, yet another beautiful card. Like the idea of embossing half the Tree folder as a flourish. Keep the inspiration coming. Bx

zerena said...

Beautiful and elegant Zerena

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and your use of the embossing folder once again shows the results to be achieved by thinking outside the box.x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
What can I say that has not been said already, absolutely stunning, the poinsettia is beautiful, white on white is so elegant. Just love it.
Hope you can get the white card for your shows, I use it now for everything, cannot wait to see what you will bring for us!!!!
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, OMG you've done it again! This card is absolutely stunning! I didn't think i wanted the poinsettia dies but obviously i do!! Sonia x

Diane said...

Beautiful Sue !!

hugs Diane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I love this card there is something about white on white.
Thank you once again.
Grimsby Chris

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, well what can I say but wow! love the inventive use of the embossing folder and the curly cues - gota have a go with those. Can't wait for 21st Aug POTD - have marked it in my diary - will be saving my pennies for that no doubt. I am wondering why its changed froma POTW to a POTD -perhaps because we stripped C&C bare of their last POTW so quickly me thinks!......
Rgs
ClareW

Carla Amor said...

Well Sue, you,ve done it again. It is stunning and I am loving the white on white.xxx

Carla Amor said...

Well Sue, you,ve done it again. It is stunning and I am loving the white on white.xxx

Carla Amor said...

Well Sue, you,ve done it again. It is stunning and I am loving the white on white.xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue you have excelled yourself on this card it is amazing. Looking forward to your next shows and hope you can get some of that white card for it as true white card is hard to get.xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue - very elegant. Pat x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a very sunny and extremely warm Burgundy - I just love white on white and although I have the C.tree folder I do agree it needs to have something else with it as I was quite disappointed with it at first. Although I shall still be here for your shows this month I shall be looking on the net for goodies.
Janet x

Carol H said...

The only way to describe this card is "absolutely beautiful", love it.

Anonymous said...

Sue, another beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration I love the white on white look. I have this poinsettia die and it's one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

This card "sings" to me Christmassy songs of course.. Fabulous Sue and so is the card!!!Mabex

angiec said...

i love white on white and what another beautiful example for us all

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful!!!!
Every element & composition!!!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

sarah hyett said...

A great card Sue. Its beautiful and im starting to like white on white more and more.
Have a lovely day. Sarah x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I just love this 'flower' and I know it is going to feature quite a lot in my Christmas cards this year. Have safe journey home tomorrow.

Love Rosemariexx

Lucy said...

I wanted to break out in Christmas carols when I saw this. It brings everything I feel about the season together in one absolutely stunning card. I'm going to go to the shower and sing now....

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this card and the poinsettias. I have these dies so could make this card. Saw and bought your lovely stamps that were on Create and Craft yesterday with Dawn Bibby. The stamps sre beautiful. love Jean x

Carole Z said...

Amazing Sue! I would urge anyone who hasn't got them to get these dies, I use them all the time and in various colours..magical card, Carole Z X

ang said...

stunning, your white on whites are always amazing, love the idea of only embossing half a tree angxxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Love the way you have partially used the embossing folder! It looks great. A fabulous card all round!

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely love this card. White on white really works. Last year I did poinsettia cards in the traditional colours, this year I'll be doing white on white. All the best will look forward to your shows. X

marg said...

Hello Sue
I too like the embossing ..lovely touch !
LoveMarg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh this is gorgeous.

veronica said...

gorgeous card - I love white on white! Great idea to use the embossing folder for a flourish - thanks, must copy that one - know this was a Christmas card, but would make a lovely sympathy one too

senorasue said...

Hi Sue

What an absolutely beautiful card. Very serene.
Sue
X

nattyboots said...

Your card says it all Sue "Peace"

Its beautiful just beautiful.

Take Care
Elaine H X

baconbits said...

Morning, Simply a stunner. I adore the Poinsettia dies, and white on white is sensational.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
amazing card today. The all white is so classy,and I love what you did with spirals. Thank you for sharing your tips with us. I have a little tip if your photographing a all white card try using a slightly darker background it will stand out more. Or try out different colours to see what makes it stand out the best.. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Joesgrandma said...

Fab card Sue! Love the white ob white it is so striking. Thank You.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card and I love the addition of the curly bits. White on white always is a winner for me!

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning ,love white on white .i have the poinsettia die and love it.
Marion

Debbie Tinks said...

love this card sue must try

dutchess said...

stunning Sue just beautiful.....love these dies too! always love white cards my favorite....take care and look forward to the 21st! Margaret

Jane in Spain said...

I am so pleased I bought these dies - another beautiful card to make with them!

guffie said...

Love the card.... i think i saw you demonstrate this one demonstrated on C&C as i seem to remember you using the xmas tree half way, which i have used this idea several times not just with dies i have also used this with stamps xx gail

Sandybee said...

Just beautiful Sue, White on white is one of my favourites.

xx Sandra

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today just love white cards. Will have to look for the m-bossing folder. Hugs xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - what a stunner! Just beautiful. And who knew a bit of floral wire could end up looking like those curly-cues?! TY. Kathy x

Wendy L said...

Simply stunning. xxxx

~ Ali ~ said...

Morning Sue, white on white WoW is my favourite i have to say. Fabulous creation

ALI X

kimberley said...

I feel that i am repeating myself every day Sue but another stunner,take care,x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning, I adore white on white and the poinsettia die too. Just a note if people are after coconut white card I have recently bought some from Julia's amazon store Julia Watts crafts don't know if she still has it in stock. She gives a fab service with excellent delivery times and good postage for multiple purchases!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. It's so very elegant and icy. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Victoria said...

What a lovely card Sue. I really love what you've done with the wire. Very effective.

gwen70 said...

Only one word for this one Sue, STUNNING

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW,WOW,WOW, absolutely stunning, the poinsettia diea are my favourite and I love working with the card you use, it will be great if you can get some coconut white onto your next shows, fingers crossed.
The detail on this card is exquisite, the floral wire looks amazing.
Thank you for all the inspiration you give to us.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Janice K said...

Crisp, classy and very elegant-lovely! x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, so elegant and classy, it has given me ideas!
Carole N xx

Laura O said...

Sue these dies are fantastic in white as well as the normal Christmas colours .A stuning card .Laura O

Inagh said...

Sue
What a stunning card I love white on white another WOW
Regards
Inagh x

Inagh said...

Sue
What a stunning card I love white on white another WOW
Regards
Inagh x

Carolyn B said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I have these dies and they'll definitely be put to good use.

Carolyn B

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Amazing card love the way you used the dies, stunning we need to make up new words to describe your wonderful creations.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card I adore the poinsettia dies and all white it is stunning. I love your idea of using the cosmic shimmer jewels crushed it adds the magic sparkle for Christmas.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

martine said...

Hi sue wow i love this card, i have got this poinsettia dies they are stunning, (everyone should have this one) i can not wait for the pick of the day, i bought the last pick of the week on C&C they are all lovely ( yes i am addicted to buying spellbinders sue it's your fault lol)xxx
all the best martine xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very classy and elegant, I have made a few cards like this and I sent you photos awhile back, these dies are my 'favourite' at the moment, looking forward to seeing you back on C&C.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Just to echo almost everyone else I love white on white and this card is just another example of your amazing talant. Thank you for

HiggiSue said...

Hi Sue
I am a big fan of white on white. I just love this card. Simple elegance!!
Hugs Sue H

bluebache said...

Hi Sue - lovely card as always but just not sure about the 'sprinkles' - maybe just the piccie but they look a bit less classy than the rest ofthe card. But ... an inspiration as always!xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, like many others this was one of my favourite demos. I love the wire curled & dipped & the partial use of the enbossing folder. There is also something a little special about an all white card. Thanks for reminding us. With love & light Theresa. H

Ayelet said...

Stunning card!
Love the cosmic shimmer with the white.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
WOW a card with Pointsettias and in white its a real touch of class Sue. Just to echo almost everyone else - I love white on white,and this card is just another example of your brilliant talant. I MUST give this one a try.
Thank you, Love Bren

Ruthie said...

Absolutley beautiful Sue, really like it and who would have thought that was a poinsettia. great card. I adore white on white so sophisticated

hotpotato said...

such a beautiful card, so elegant.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

What can I say?

Simply gorgeous!

Erica

salem said...

love white on white love poinsettias love the curls ,great card waiting for the shows

Moni said...

Lovely card, the poinsettias are gorgeous. Hugs,Moni

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card - need I say more

love from Jackie D

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue this card is just so
beautiful.As ever your ideas are so inspiring please keep them coming.Thank you so much for all you do.

Amelia said...

Good Morning Sue it's a wet morning here in Glasgow so it is a day for crafting.
Another brilliant card where do you get the ideas from?
Amelia x

lilygee said...

A very special Christmas card Sue and your white on white always looks stunning - thanks for sharing.
love lilygee xxx

sue said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous. This die is a must have.
Hugs Sue M x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a peaceful card. Yet so much to look at. I agree hardest photo to take white on white. I have fallen in love with the flower too. Going on everything at the moment. I use glitter wire for my twirls. Very festive. Love it.

Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I absolutely love love love this card!! It is so beautiful and elegant!! I really love the poinsettia dies and what a fab idea to emboss half the christmas tree die!! How do you keep designing all these lovely new cards? I cant wait to see the next POTD show. Have a lovely day love Tres x x x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I absolutely love love love this card!! It is so beautiful and elegant!! I really love the poinsettia dies and what a fab idea to emboss half the christmas tree die!! How do you keep designing all these lovely new cards? I cant wait to see the next POTD show. Have a lovely day love Tres x x x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue

A simply Elegant card, just love it and the layout. Great idea to micro bead some wire for swirls.
Emma

Clare said...

Really gorgeous card Sue, so elegant :)

Sue - said...

Beautiful and would be great for a winter/Christmas wedding!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning stunning stunnig..I didn't see this when you demo'd it, so glad you've put it on your blog for us all to see! Love it xx Beverley..just been onto Sam's site to buy the die xx

Lacelady said...

Incredibly elegant - perfect!

Karen R said...

Saw this when you demonstrated it and I just love it, really like the idea with the micro bead stems xx

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card, love this card and i got the dies last year so will have a got at this tonight. Love all your white on white cards they are so stunning. this is so christmasy xx hazel

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
So beautiful and am I so pleased that I have these dies.
Margaret

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, this is beautiful, your designs of white on white never fail. I am lucky to have these dies and the embossing folder so no holding me back. Looking forward to your shows on the 21st. Hugs Christine H xx

jane stillman said...

Oh wow! this is absolutely superb, I love the poinsettia die, but haven't tried it in white, it's amazing, thank you for sharing x

Heather T said...

Hi Sue
Like many others I have these dies and embossing folder so can have a go at making this card. I love the white on white it always looks elegant. Another ingenious idea of yours to use the tree embossing folder in the corner I would never have thought of that thanks for the idea. The iced crystal glitter looks amazing and the florist wire covered in micro beads is brilliant, another way for me to use micro beads (as you know I have a micro bead addiction) lol
Hugs x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
this is a beautiful card, one of the nicest I have seen.
Margaret L

Clarissa said...

White on white is my all time favourite for Christmas. This card is incredible.

Linda said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card and loving those poinsettias too. Wonderful design.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Clarissa said...

White on white is my all time favourite for Christmas. This card is incredible.

Glass Daisy said...

It's.beautiful Sue.
Sonia x

Glass Daisy said...

It's.beautiful Sue.
Sonia x

yvonne(seom ) said...

I love love love this one, its def on my special xmas cards list. beautiful

Helen O said...

As usual love the all white look, its so classy. I love the creative use of the florist wire and Im thinking I need some of that sparkly bling, ive not got that one. thank you Helen O xxx

Oksana said...

Absolutely beautiful! Must get these dies!x

connorsnan said...

Wow Sue once again a stunning card I love white on white it looks so classy I must get the poinsettia die I love it Gillian xx

Meg said...

I just love this card. Wouldn't it be beautiful as a winter wedding card too.
Looking forward to watching you demonstrating again soon.

Margaret O

Sue B said...

Love, love, love this card doesn't all white look brilliant. Another one for mt to try list.
Sue B

Christine said...

Gorgeous!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

kasugga said...

Good Afternoon Sue
What a gorgeous card, I loved it when you did a demo on it and I love it again. Sam may be getting quite a few orders for the poinsettia die, and glitter stuff and Christmas tree folders and . . .
Inspired again.
Thanks to you Sue.
hugs
Katy

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue. I definately need to get that pointsettia die

lesley said...

Hi sue this card is stunning!! I have the dies just haven't started my xmas cards yet!! I also haven't tried white on white yet but I think I might give this card a go!! Thanks sue love lesley xx

CraftyJo said...

I've got those dies so, with your permission ;) I'll be making some like these for my xmas cards. Love the idea with the floral wire too.

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...a BEAUTIFUL card...I do love the white on white look...very Chanel...Look forward to seeing you on C&C for POTW.
Have a safe trip.
Deborah. :)

Ladock girl said...

Love it, love it, love it, I think you get the idea. This card is stunning just up my street as we say over here lol. Love Linda xxx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I always love the white ones!
Joan B.

Lin W said...

OMG,Stunning
xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

simply elegant i must get these poinsetta dies i NEED them lol

pam said...

beautiful card, very classy..pam

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love it, love it, love it!!!!!

Maryann said...

It´s absolutely gorgeous and I just sooo love it.

Victoria said...

So so beautiful! White on white is always gorgeous!

Vie Carter said...

Love Love Love this card

I have just ordered this die and can't wait for it to come

Love it in white

Vie
x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is one of my favourite cards. I have the dies and all the cards I made with them last year (using traditional red and green) were very well received so I think I might just surprise everyone this year with their versatility.

Looking forward to your POD but my bank account isn't!

Frances

Tracie Carmody said...

bloomin stunning

so gorgeous x

Jane said...

Love this one Sue

Jane xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, A fabulous card love white on white
I also love what you did with the xmas
tree die it looks completely different
will be trying this one.
Nancyd xx

Heather said...

Hi Sue

I haven't got the poinsettia dies but could not find them on the website either so I think I am looking in the wrong place! :(

Love this card though white is so fresh and spiritual I think.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Bosquie said...

Fabulous card.Lovely way to use PoinsettiasXX

brenda said...

Hi Sue love white on white so elegant especially for christmas cards.x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - I always thought this die could be used only one way - in red. You always manage to put a different slant on things for me. I absolutely love this in white, so clean looking.

I must try to do some white on white cards. I always stray towards the colours!!!

Hugs Sue P xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
I think anyone and everyone receiving a card like this would feel very special it is so serene, so gentle and very elegant indeed. I am working on a card with a cascade of flowers, but it won't be a christmas card (though I really must start them very soon or knowing my luck I'll run out of time again.. LOL!)
Looking forward to your shows in August, though it does seems such a long way away!
All the best Linda x

Vick said...

Stunning work as ever Sue i love white on white xxx Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YTChannel vixcrafts

Cumbrianlass said...

I LOVE THESE DIES, Hi Sue, I really do love them and your card, I bought these after seeing you use them on C & C.
Janet

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh I do love this one - super elegant white on white. Gorgeous! Zo xx

sheila said...

Just amazing, I really had to look close at the embossing to see it was the christmas tree!

Vanessa said...

beautiful card, brilliant idea for the embossing folder, may have to have a go at that.

Thanks

Vanessa

Gay, New Malden said...

How very gorgeous Sue. Also love the way you have embossed the card.
Lots of love
Gay x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

The white on white technique really does it for me Sue. Love it ;0)

mags said...

A beautiful white on white card. Love the poinsettias.
Mags
x

mags said...

A beautiful white on white card. Love the poinsettias.
Mags
x

Maid of Kent said...

Such a beautiful card. So elegant, love it. Hugs Ann

Barbara said...

Fabulous, no one can do all white cards like you Sue. They are inspirational and look so expensive!!!

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another great card I got these dies at the Doncaster show and I might just try this one you are an inspiration
Take care

Theresa x

Yvette said...

Very classy, i think i need that die :-))

john said...

hi sue
what a fantastic card again
cant wait to see your shows on 21st august i will be watching
debbie pugh xx

Vivi Morais said...

It's perfect!!!! Congrats!!!

Sue Parish said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sue. I love it. Didn't recognize the Bauble Tree embossing folder at all though! When I saw it mentioned in some of the comments I had to go back and have another look!
Looking forward to the shows on August 21st,
Sue x

bluelesley said...

Good Evening (just!!)

Amazing card Sue. You have done it again..

Best Wishes

x

Dawn Louise said...

This was one of my favourites from the shows, love it. and yes now have the dies x

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue, a very frosty feel.

It seem a long while since you haave been on our screensm roll on the 21st.

Edwina

Buttons said...

Love your white on white cards and this is no exception. Absolutely beautiful Sue. Hugs, Buttons x

Pauline99 said...

Just loving your Christmas cards even though I it's way to early to be thinking about Christmas I think you have inspired me to get a few of the mst important ones done early.

I have this die from when you first brought it to C& C and it perfect for showing off the embossing and inking effect.

I will be turned in for the 21 st potd show

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card!

Craftychris said...

Ooh so gorgeous! I now have these dies and can't wait to use them! Will be glued to your shows as always xx

jennywren1947 said...

gorgeous card nearly got these dies at my craft shop last wk but plunped 4 a different set, must ring and c if she still has some
hugs chris x

Maggie said...

Lovely card I have just bought the poinsettia die
Maggie x

magpie said...

Oh wow! These pointsettia dies are gorgeous! I loved this card on C&C & loved how you did it & the curly swirlies! Very effective & love the white on white...well coconut white! Thank you for that Sue & the hope that you can get it on the POTD. Also for the change of dates too! xx Love Karen xx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Another stunning white on white card with a hint of colour to add that certain je ne sais quois.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, really beautiful card!! Love Sam xx

Anonymous said...

Love it Sue, the white elegance of this card is stunning......I just love all the white on white cards you do.....

Love Manx Linda x

lynda said...

WOW WOW WOW beautiful Lynda xx

Elizabeth said...

Love your all-white cards - the touch of sparkle is the perfect finishing touch on this one. Elizabeth x