Thursday, 20 September 2012

Christmas Blessings

Hi everyone!  More Christmas since we have another day of Christmas shows.  Today's shows are with Julia at noon, 4pm and 7pm so be sure to tune in.  This card is a vintage styled card using the new JustRite Christmas Holly Background stamp.  I stamped it in Walnut Stain distress ink and used a bit of water on my brush to pull the ink into the image, giving it a softer old fashioned feel.  I like this technique as it doesn't require a lot of time to be spent colouring too. I stamped the sentiment in the centre using clear perfect medium and embossed with gold powder.  The sentiment is actually part of two different phrases.  The "from our family to yours" is supposed to go to another sentiment, but since they are unmounted, you can cut them apart and use them however you like.  It seemed to suit to oval area better!   I cut four poinsettias for the corners, each consisting of several of the same size dies in the two smallest sizes.  I wanted to distress them a bit so I used an old gold pigment ink pad on the edges of all the petals and leaves.  I stamped the cut out dies with the matching Heartfelt poinsettia stamps too.  Since there were so many of them, I did the cheater method of pressing the die cut piece into the inked stamp while it was inked side up.  If you want an absolutely perfect match, you need to stamp your poinsettia on your choice of card.  Cut the poinsettia out of copy paper and register the negative piece over your stamped image.  Tape it into place, then place the die back into the cut out area of the negative.  Tape the die in place also and cut.  This will give you as close of a match as possible.  I mounted all the poinsettias in the corners, then matted my focal element on brown card.  I cut a larger piece of milk coloured card and embossed it with the new Holiday Magic embossibility folder.  I moved the folder to do the remaining part of the background too.  It's not a perfect pattern match but it is quite swirly so you don't tend to notice that the alignment isn't perfect.  I added a piece of duchess lace for a more vintage feel.  I matted it another piece of brown card and used the pearl PVA glue dots around the edge to finish it.  I hope this will appeal to the more traditional or vintage lovers out there.  All for now, Sue x


180 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi sue,
excellant card well done on all your shows yesterday watched the lot
take care
dolphin66

Pam said...

Absolutely stunning, with a touch of the traditional about it. i love the poinsettia dyes. Have loved your shows Sue and look forward to Julias shows today

Rufus said...

Lovely. I love all the PVA glue work that you do, always so pretty and even.
R/

Linda said...

what an elegant card
hugs Linda Dekker

Heather said...

Hi Sue
I missed the shows yesterday sadly I love seeing you in person doing what you do best! I will be able to catch today's shows though.

Well you wanted to, as you say, 'redeem yourself' yesterday and the amount of posts you got was amazing it was a truly lovely card and today is another exceptionally lovely card - Oh! I can't wait for Christmas now my family will not thank you for stirring me up! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, again a beautiful Christmas card, such detail, don't know how you do it. Loved your shows yesterday and look forward to Julia's today. I get lots of ideas from you both but it costs me a fortune because I want, no need all the dies you use.

Wilma

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Such an elegant card and the poinsettia dies are gorgeous.Your shows yesterday were inspirational to watch as always.

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, love everything about this one.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Loved the shows and the card.
Evis.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh! My! Word! what a stunningly beautiful Christmas Card, I love it.
Did not see all the shows yesterday, will be watching as many as I can today.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, I just adore this one!! Those poinsettias are gorgeous, will have to borrow (ie nick!) the idea with the gold ink, it looks fabulous. By sheer fluke I managed to catch your second show yesterday. Wow, what gorgeous cards. Yours are head and shoulders above the ones on the other shows!! Hope you have a great day at ally pally. Maddy x
PS I loved the red noses on the reindeer :-)

Sue Thom said...

Bore Da Sue, Well what can I say. - fantastic Sue. I love this card. I orderd most of your stamps and dies yesterday and cannot wait for them to arrive. I taped all the shows yesterday and I am looking forward to watch them all today. All the best in Ally Pally weekend. I'd love to be there but I't is too far. Hugs Sue x x x

Christine Harrop said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love poinsettia - they really say Christmas to me. Christine x

Eemeli said...

Beautiful. I love the red and green colors you have used ...the darker shades give so much more depth to the card. Beautiful flowers and an elegant card.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

baconbits said...

Morning,

Yet another stunner absolutely beautiful, Sue you are so inspirational and you do freely share your tips and tricks. Recorded all the shows and got todays set up.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is a real Christmassy card love it. Had a go at making those flowers yesterday but they looked nothing like yours, did you use card or paper and have you thought of making another dvd on how to make the flowers and adornments? I know of quite a few people who would buy it. x

Vick said...

Hi Sue and Goodmorning, I love the daily inspiration from you as you know, and i really like today's offering so to speak, and that poinsettia die set has really grown on me, lol.......been enjoying the shows on C&C love watching you do your stuff, thanks for the inspiration you give to us crafters every single day, hugs Vick xxx
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Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
superb vintage card. Love everything about it.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - watched your shows yday and cant wait till you post some of those wonderful creations such as the 3d tree and the tree of presents - absolute stunners! I did buy the holiday magic folder, some gold card and the snkowflake background stamp - so cant wait to play with those. Will watch Julia's shows today also. Can't make Ally Pally but maybe in 2013. Many thanks for you wonderful demos and explanations - it really does make all the difference to be shown what to do with things.
Rgs
Clare W

HiggiSue said...

Love this card and for me I have lots of ideas but need to actually get on with it. You do inspire me so much but I have such a habit of procrastination I never seem to get past the thinking stage lol! Note to self... GC is no good on top shelf... move it...use it.

fame01 said...

well sue i got to watch one show i had recored loved what i saw to, i may have a go at making this card or something near to it as i dont have the stamps . stunning though sue what a classic .. hugs sarah ..x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love, love, love this vintage card, when I saw it on C&C yesterday I just had to buy the stamp, I loved it so much.
All your shows yesterday were brilliant and I'm looking forward to Julia's today aswell. I ordered the reindeer dies and some of the JusRite stamps, and yes I loved the red noses you put on your reindeer, they were lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue.....another stunning card,...watched the show's and will be watching Julia today...

Have a lovely crafty day....
Chrissie x x x

Carole said...

Hi Sue
Managed to watch two of your shows yesterday, you're such an inspiration to everyone. I purchased the poinsettia dies a while ago and I love them as they are so versatile. Best wishes for Ally Pally.................Caz

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I loved yesterday, and have at last ordered a Calibur, its now more in my price range.
I love this card its so beautiful and you've really made it something else!
Looking forward to all the other shows, it was so inspiring but more demo's please!
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, lovely trad card today. Loved the shows yesterday, I too think another DVD would be much appreciated as Jan.moogie says. You must feel you're on a merry-go-round going faster and faster sometimes and we, your fans are turning the handles. Thanks ever so much. Mabex

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I am not a stamper but I could use this idea around a frame and die cut sentiment, watched bits of your shows yesterday, so after shopping today will sit down and watch properly.
Have a great time at Ally Pally and happy crafting
Love Tina x

jacqui said...

Love this card ,I have the stamp too fab, it's great when that happens.

Astrid Maclean said...

Being a lover of vintage I completely adore this card, just stunning!

Craftyhugs said...

This must be one of the best Christmas cards I've ever seem. Vintage , traditional colours and beautiful! I adore those poinsettias , those are on my wish list lol. Have a lovely day. Sharon. Xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous card, shows were great yesterday, looking forward to Julia's shows today. Bx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, the details are stunning. Watched yesterday's shows and looking forward to seeing Julia today. Pat x

Anonymous said...

lovely card as always judith

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Not a lover of vintage so the stamp is not for me. However, love the rest especially the poinsettias- they are truly wonderful.

Lisa Duncan said...

Hi Sue, another fantastic card, ordered the 3pack including the poinsettia dies yesterday as well as the poinsettia stamps and a pack of the just rite stamps as well. Can't wait to receive them you have really made me want the poinsettia dies and I loved the demo you did with the ornaments and the acetate and micro beads.
Very inspiring indeed.

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, I love the traditional/ vintage look you've achieved with this design-beautiful! x

debs said...

Morning Sue
Another Stunning card I love it yesterday when it was on the show. I recorded all the shows so I can watch them later

I love every thing about this card you are getting me into stamping. I ordered the stamp yesterday cos there's not much colouring in.

Take care

Debs Artliff

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I managed to watch the 9pm re-run of your show, the demo cards were out of this world, just like this one, stunning. The stamp sets were beautiful. Loved all the reindeer cards, will be watching Julia at 7pm, hopefully.
If anyone is still looking for the TIED TOGETHER folder, Joanna Sheen still had them in stock yesterday.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

joy said...

Hi Sue
Now my mum would love this card and so do i.
watched the shows i could and recorded what i missed.
Ally pally i could not make it this time but will see you at kettering.
joyce.e

Joesgrandma said...

Lovely card Sue. would be very pleased if someone sent this to me for Christmas, Thank you for the great shows yesterday.

Christine Hussey said...

This card appeals to me Sue with its Chrismas vintage look, it's beautiful. Enjoyed the shows yesterday and looking forward to Julia's today. Have fun setting up at AP, hugs Christine H xx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely traditional Christmas card. Really enjoyed the shows yesterday. I love watching you "do your thing" on tele - you are a natural.

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous card. Reminds me of the Victorian/Edwardian era cards. I would be blow over if I ever received anything like it! Great shows yesterday Sue.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
What an absolutely exquisite card it is so traditional. Like you I think that the spellbinder poinsettia die is the best one and I ordered the matching stamp yesterday. I loved all your demo's and your samples were so varied and stunning.
Hugs x

Celina Dee said...

Gorgeous card as expected. You show were great and as always I bought everything I didn't have and coveted. I love the shows you do but I hate them too, well my credit card does anyway LOL!!!!
Hope you have a great time in Ally Pally wish I could fly over, but next time.

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the poinsettia's. Really enjoyed watching your shows yesterday.

Clare x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Love it!!!
Gorgeous...every element!
Roll on Christmas...
Sorry I didn't get to see the shows yesterday...am looking forward to the shows today!
Have a great day and thank you for the fabulous inspiration!
Lara xxx

June Fletcher said...

An absolutely beautiful card Sue. I love it. Anyone would be proud to receive this :)

June x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue,

This is such a stunning card, I ordered that stamp yesterday just had to have it. Enjoyed your shows yesterday and looking forward to watching Julia this afternoon. love Jean x

Anonymous said...

Lovely Sue.Simply exquisite. Hugs Sheila.x

ang said...

stunning I love it angxxxx

Karen R said...

Love those new folders, great tip for those of us that are not too fond of colouring in. I have cut load of Christmas trees - next stop poinsettas I think. Would love more detail on how to turn them into flowers but will try to do them from the last tutorial.xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
It was great seeing you yesterday. This is a very traditional lovely card. Good job.

Beth Peake said...

Hi Sue
Really love this card. Real vintage touch and beautiful colours. You know what I am like for putting colour together. I have a few of the JustRite stamps to go with my dies and they are simply stunning.

Keep up the good work and all the inspiration

luv n hugs

Beth

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue loved your shows yesterday and will be watching Julia today xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning ,i really like the pointetta dies.
loved the shows ,still say you should have a classroom show like Barbara Gray.
Marion

auscrafts said...

love the poinsettia they make a gorgeous christmas card

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I dont normally like vintage but this is beautiful

Sue xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Really enjoyed watching your shows yesterday the grand calibur was such a good buy i have treated my mum 4 xmas a lovely tradional card reminds me of victorian days tc x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Hope you have recovered from yesterday's marathon. I caught the 08.00 show and then the extra at tea time - I bought the oval version of today's stamp. I love these trad stamps and today's card shows just how good they look. Cannot wait for all to be delivered so I can get on and use them.
Janet x

Jane said...

lovely Card very traditional.

Jane xx

Sandra F said...

Beautiful card Sue. Loved your shows yesterday. Enjoy Ally Pally.
xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
Stunning xmas card, love it. Thanks for your extra shows y/day on C&C.
Great tip on lining the dies up to match the stamped image.
Emma

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card.great shows yesterday.

Lin W said...

Stunning card, sat and watched all your shows yesterday, spent loads of hubby's money,and loved every moment of it.
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,What a lovely card a mix of traditional with a twist of modern
realy enjoyed your shows yesterday and thank you. Rita

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, managed to watch some of the shows yesterday well done as usual. Love this card more lovely Christmas inspiration. Hugs xx

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue
It certainly does appeal the card is beautiful Sue ,just beautiful.

Well done on your shows you did great ,and i will tune in today with Julia

Take Care
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great shops yesterday looking forward to watching Julia today.
Love the card today very vintage looking.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

kimberley said...

Stunning Sue,loved your shows yesterday and spent money as always because you are so inspiring. hope it is not too long until you are back on our screens again-you are simply the best,take care,x

kimberley said...

Stunning Sue,loved your shows yesterday and spent money as always because you are so inspiring. hope it is not too long until you are back on our screens again-you are simply the best,take care,x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely traditional card today.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Exqwquisite card, love the vintage look. The ponsettia are my favourite dies.
Well done on your shows, yuu are a true inspiration, will be watching Julia today.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this card as seen on C&C. Very traditional. Have a good weekend at Ally Pally. This is the first year I am not going. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Delyth said...

This is my kind of Xmas card. Enjoyed every show yesterday only wish I could afford all the dies, treated myself to the poinsettia dies keep up the good work Sue xx

hotpotato said...

I really love this card very traditional. Looking forward to seeing you in the flesh on Saturday at Ally Pally, can't wait to see what you will be demoing.

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, absolutely lovely! Looking forward to saying Hi to you again at Ally Pally on Saturday, Carole Z X

beachie said...

Wonderful Sue, I love vintage, I really loved the poinsettia on the show yesterday
Audrey x

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Enjoyed the shows yesterday. Great to see you back on our screens. Said I wouldn't buy anything but that didn't last long! Just couldn't resist.

Lovely traditional card today.

Have fun at Ally Pally at the weekend.

Erica x

guffie said...

really enjoyed what i managed to see of the shows yeaterday, (grr blasted phone calls ) and i love this card i think it is so christmasy what people expect of a traditional card xx gail from eastbourne

Angela A said...

Another beautiful card,will you be at the NEC in November? If so hope to meet you there.

sue said...

Morning Sue, love the card today
really pretty with the pointsettias
Sue M x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful vintage Christmas Card I love this one. Hope to see some of the shows today. Enjoy Ally Pally

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Beverley said...

Beatiful card as they all are,

great demos on c n c your ideas are simply great and very inspirational, keep up the great cards

love beverley

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, once again a great card your shows yesterday were so good, can't manage ally pally, but maybe sometime you could manage SECC Glasgow! Have a great week-end. Take care Jess xx

Maggie said...

Clever card. Poinsettias are lovely, must start making some to get into the mood. Thank you for the great shows yesterday. Wish I could be at Ally Pally this weekend to say hello but work calls. xx

Lacelady said...

Lovely trad. card, the stamp adds to it especially with the lace effect round the oval. Loved all the shows yesterday, AND I recorded them to watch again. Looking forward to Julia's too.

Carol H said...

This is definitely my type of Christmas card. Absolutely love it. The colours are just perfect.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
One of the most stunning Christmas cards I've seen in a long time.
Loved the shows yesterday. X

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, just love it, thank you x

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue Superb card Sue really traditional Christmas.

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Having an argument with myself over this stamp - I think I need it, but the practical side of me says you have got lots of Christmas stamps - wonder who will win. The card is beautiful and a lovely vintage feel. Hope all goes well at Ally Pally wish I was able to come.

Love Rosemarie xx

Christine said...

Saw this yesterday, and loved it. So pleased to be able to refer to it on your blog!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

TonyR said...

totally stunning traditional christmas card! absolutely perfect!
i am the guy you mentioned on tv!! i was so thrilled! thank you for saying such kind things about my work -- you have been a total inspiration to me and i make all my cards for charity so i think your style will sell very well!
hope to see you this weekend and ally pally
tony x

Sandybee said...

I so enjoyed all of yesterdays shows Sue and I thought the reindeer in the faux frosted glass was gorgeous, hope we get a tutorial on that one.

Love everything about todays offering as well

xx Sandra

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful card. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Sandybee re-'reindeeer in faux frosted glass' really must try this technique.
Todays card is really class; love the poinsetta die and the holly emboss folder is on my shopping list!
Thanks Sue for all your inspiration.
Val C xx

martine said...

Hi sue what a stunning card,love the justrite stamps, well done on all the show's yesterday,i email in and yeah my email was pull out of the spotty potty on your last show lol xxx thank you xxx
all the best martine xxx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Stunning card Sue I think everybody else has said it all. Beautiful xXx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card!! I saw this one on the show. I love the poinsettia dies and will be starting my Christmas cards in October. I love vintage looking cards and this one is perfect!! The colours are perfect too!! The just rite stamps look lovely. I may be tempted to get one of the sets. I am looking forward to Julias shows today. have a good day love Tres x x x

Cecily said...

Watched your shows yesterday great demos have a great time at Ally Pally

Jackie Calvert said...

This is lovely, really lovely. I always look forward to watching your demo's. The poinsettia dies are great, but it's what you do with them that makes them special.
xx

Kate's Cards said...

What a lovely traditional card.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a card. Didn't even notice the pattern for looking at all the beautiful parts. Of which there are many. Great job.

Hour to Julia shows
born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug

nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Sathya said...

Its all the More christmassy card!!!! Love it!

Felicie said...

This card is absolutely stunning.
Greetings
Felicie

Clarissa said...

Lovely card. Watched your shows yesterday and now waiting for my dies to arrive.
Clarissa.X

salem said...

wooow card fabulous love vintage enjoying the shows

Penny said...

What a beautiful card - your designs are really stunning. have you any plans for publishing a "how to make" DVD of your designs? I'm sure it would be very well received by your many fans.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
This is a lovely card and really does have a vintage feel to it, Anyone who received a card like this would know instantly that it was made and sent with love.
Really enjoyed yesterdays shows and looking forward to Ally Pally on Saturday (have got my ticket)
Love BrenLel

Elly P said...

Gorgeous card again Sue, you never fail to impress....

crafty hugs
Elly P
xx

Elly P said...

Gorgeous card again Sue, you never fail to impress....

crafty hugs
Elly P
xx

lindyloo12 said...

A lovely traditional card, Sue, just the sort my husband loves at Christmas, thanks for all the hints and tips you give us, have a great time at Ally Pally!

Claveh said...

Another stunning card Sue, I love all these ideas. Thnak you. xxx

Sonia Jones said...

I love this card it's stunning. Sonia x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this stunning perfect Christmas Card.
Margaret L

Barney Bear said...

Love this card Sue! Have recorded ALL the shows so I can watch after work! Hope to see you at Ally Pally!
Keep up the fantastic Blog!

Anonymous said...

Another great card Sue - loved all your shows yesterday, especially all the ways of using the poinsettia dies. Yvonne xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

This is a really beautiful card-love everything about it.

Eileen x

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous and traditional xxx

Laura O said...

Beautiful Sue ,love every bit of this card.Laura O

Ita said...

Hi Sue, love this vintage card ,you show's yerstday were fantastic and O.M.G, the cards you made were all a work;s of art.Your demos are always great to watch.
You must have been exausted after a long,lookinf fordward to seeing your cards here,
Smiles
Ita

Beth Fox said...

Hi Sue love this card, especially the inking on the Poinsettia.

Real pity I missed the demo of the bauble with the micro beads and reindeer last night.

Love all your demos.
x

Marianna Hammer said...

How absolutely wonderful to see both you and Julia again :)
Today's card is absolutely beautiful!

Maggie said...

Great shows Sue love this card I can't wait for my die to come along with the other goodies that jumped in the basket!! :)

MaggieH

Beth Fox said...

Hi Sue love this card, especially the inking on the Poinsettia.

Real pity I missed the demo of the bauble with the micro beads and reindeer last night.

Love all your demos.
x

Meg said...

Hello Sue,
I just love this card it is stunning.

Have recorded your shows so I have treats to look forward to in a quiet moment.

Margaret O
xxx

Maid of Kent said...

This is the perfect Christmas card, so pretty, traditional and a real stunner. Love it. hugs Ann have a good time at Ally Pally.

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I really like the traditional look and feel of it.

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

only two days to go before Ally Pally - can't wait

Vie
x

Ayelet said...

Lovely card! Very rich and elegant.
I love the poinsettia flowers and the leaves.

Olga said...

The card is charming!

gwen70 said...

Beautiful traditional card, love it

cazlan said...

this is a beautiful traditional card, i love it. i love the poinsettia dies and use them a lot in different colourways for different effects. i will give this card a go, its lovely.
xxx carole

Oksana said...

Wonderful traditional card Sue. I have just bought the poinsettia dies and this is another idea that I can try. Thanks.x

lesley said...

Hi sue well I have to say that the samples you showed on yesterdays shows are some of the most stunning xmas cards I've seen and I'm gutted I couldn't get anything but I wanted to keep all pennies for ally pally.I will have to get the justrite stamps in a couple of weeks!! Does anyone know where I can get them from other than c+c? Love lesley xx

lilygee said...

Personally I prefer the way you have coloured it Sue - I don't like to much colouring in - I always tend to over colour and spoil the image.
love lilygee
xxx

magpie said...

This is gorgeous Sue! What a stunning card! The poinsettias are gorgeous, love the gold, red & green, such a rich combination. A definite "WOW!" Loved watching you on the shows & have seen Julia too, lovely lady. Have a great Ally Pally weekend & have fun meeting some of the bloggers! xx Love Karen xx

CraftyJo said...

Stunning Sue, love all the details.

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Just love this card,it is scrumptious!! Will have to have a go.
Loved the shows. Take care.3362 Jan.

Evas Pyssel said...

This card is so lovely. I´ve enjoyed so much to watch the shows
on C&C.You make wonderful cards and I get lots of inspiration.
Love Eva

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I love this card...I am a chabby chic vintage style lover...it ticks all the boxes and is awarded 20 out of 10!...well done Sue!
Take care. Deborah.H. :)

Sue B said...

Beautiful card, love everything about it. Enjoyed watching your shows & have seen Julia's shows today with one more to go.

caroline said...

wow what a stunner of a card, just love it.

caroline x

hazel said...

Stunning Christmas card Sue..Love the Poinsettia dies have used them lots through the year..x

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful christmas card, I love it. Might have to start doing my special Christmas cards now.
Love Marion x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, reminds me of victorian style. Loved your shows yesterday the demos were fab.

Anonymous said...

lovely card well, done on all the shows yesterday.hugs melody

Planetsusie said...

I love this card Sue - gorgeous poinsettias. I think this design is amazing.

Hugs Sue P xxx

Tracey's KRAFTS said...

Hi Sue I've just become a follower of your blog. You are a very talented lady every one of your cards is amazing!

Hugs
Tracey xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is super I just love poinsettias and especially my dies.
Hope all is going well at the show, don't work too hard.
Margaret

Ladock girl said...

OMG can these cards get anymore beautiful. Love everything about this one. Linda xxx

Fieldsend said...

Must say what a wonderful vintage card. Watched all your shows yesterday and sent e-mails in but sadly none read out. Hope you received the picture of the card I made from the Christmas dies. Keep up your great inspirational card coming.
June

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I absolutely love this card - well done. Can't believe I haven't been able to catch the shows yesterday or today - work really gets in the way - but then if I didn't go, then I wouldn't be able to keep replenishing my spellbinders stocks - would I?? Love Sam xxx

Pam said...

This card is wonderful, love the vintage look, the dies are great, can't wait to have a practice now. Love your blog and try to watch all of your shows.

Marlene said...

Lovely card very different waiting for my goodies to arrive so Ican have a play great shows yesterday have some great ideals to try Thanks Sue x

sparkle said...

You do make such wonderful cards waiting for my goodys to come so I can at least try and do the same.x

sparkle said...

Sue can you please show how you done the fake Christmas tree each side of the card and then the tree in the middle. thanks

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another great card Sue, saw it today on TV. What good shows yesterday and today with Julia, her shows with Loen were a scream. So WISH WISH WISH that I could be at the Ally Pally at the weekend. Hope it all goes well for you

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Bosquie said...

Traditional, beautiful card.XX

Susan White said...

Fabulous card Sue x

Adrienne Crist said...

Just received your Vintage Lace Motif dies from Flowers to Flourishes here in the US so I wanted to check your blog out..I think your work is beautiful and I'm looking forward to working with this set...I'm amazed that you can put a new and beautifully detailed card out each day! I have 3 kiddos at home so that feat is nearly impossible for me! LOL!

Blessings,
Adrienne
(a new follower and fan)

MCRAFTZ said...

Hi Sue, I just love your site, your shows and your cards! Your endless enthusiasm and fabulous tips are a constant inspiration to me...thank you so much...Marcia x

Crafty Mum said...

Poinsettias are one of my favourite flowers and these are so beautiful, I love the vintage look with lace I am so glad I found your blog!

Sue Parish said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. I love everything about it.
Enjoyed the shows with Julia and Loen today, great fun.
Looking forward to Ally Pally. My journey starts tomorrow.
Hope you've had a good day today, setting up,
Sue xx

Bettie Couson said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. I really like the vintage feel and the smaller cute Poinsettia's. Well done on the shows, as I had some of the dies I watched this time purely for inspiration, so thank you.
Cheers
B'x

SUZYD said...

STUNNING CARD.SUZYD X

Jane's Place said...

Simply beautiful

Granny Ado said...

GORGEOUS !

Rosietoes said...

I adore traditional Christmas colours and this is exquisite.

Edna x

bluebell said...

hi sue,i have a request,i carnt find another way of contacting you. have you any cards,with the stamps,that i got from create and craft this week. i saw you show on tv. i thought julia might have used some. it was the mega deal. hope the show at ali paly goes well. i thought i spotted some cards you had done on dawns show. i my be wrong. if there are any cards could when you have time put some on your blog.love bluebell-flowerwood.thankyou.

corinne said...

Oooo I feel all Christmassy now Bees Knees as always Hugs Corinne

Dee said...

I adore this card, it is beautiful x

Roma said...

Just love this card so much

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

A beautiful traditional card Sue, not my style but I can think of quite a few family and friends who would love to receive one like it.

yorkie said...

What a lovely card Sue right up my street I will definitely be trying this card thanks for your inspiration
Theresa x

jordiegirl said...

Love this one Sue - great sentiment, lovely colours - a beautiful Christmas card.

Diana Sinclair said...

Simply stunning.

Su said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!

Su (Soop)

Frankiehgqz said...

Poinsettias are one of my favourite flowers and these are so beautiful, I love the vintage look with lace I am so glad I found your blog!