Friday, 28 September 2012

Cream And Gold Bauble

Hello my crafty friends!  I spent yesterday finishing up my samples and prep for Sunday's shows.  I was going to post one of the cards today, but I was having some issues uploading the piccies.  I will get it sorted out for tomorrow I am certain (well as certain as one can be when dealing with a temperamental computer that is! LOL)  I will do my best though.  I hope you will like today's card in the meantime.  This is another of my favourite "channel or canal" cards as I have named them.  I had really wanted to demo this card, but the products for it did not arrive in time.  I started with a piece of milk coloured card and stamped my sentiment with a clear perfect medium pad.  I embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder.  I cut the card just below the sentiment to create my canal.  I cut a Holly Accent border out of the soft gold card and glued just the tips of the holly to the edge of the main background piece.  I glued the bottom swirly bits to the remaining strip of my background, leaving a gap for my canal below.  In the canal, I placed a strip of card that I used the self adhesive sticky sheets on and covered it with the new Distress Stickles Dry Glitter in Clear Rock Candy by Ranger.  I have never been a huge fan of glitter, but I love this stuff as it is just gorgeous.  It isn't a true white, but rather more of a milky white, but it doesn't have all the other colour that you see in white glitter (no pink or green or lavender hues to it).  It looks milk colour on the milk card and has a lovely reflective quality to it.  When it arrives in stock, you will see what I mean. (I am hoping to have it on my stand at the Kettering show in a few weeks time).  You can see a close up of it below.

I placed 3D foam pieces on the background to raise it for dimension and then matted it in the soft gold card.  I stamped the new Heartfelt heirloom ornament on the soft gold card using a clear perfect medium.  Again, I embossed it in gold.  I cut it out with the matching Ornament die.  The stamp has a poinsettia on it, but I decided to cut one out of milk card and glitter it with the same Rock Candy glitter.  I used a bit of glue on my finger for this to just add glitter to most of it, but not completely covering the flower.  I mounted the flower on the bauble and added a large flat back pearl to the centre.  I added some pearly swirlies across the front above my sentiment and a seam binding bow and fancy button to the top of the ornament.  I pierced the edges to finish it off.  I think this card would make a lovely addition to any mantlepiece at Christmas, don't you?  All for now, Sue x


170 comments:

Pam said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue, it looks very elegant in this colour theme.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card as always.I love the holly dies they seem so versatile.Can't wait for Sunday!

Debby Berry said...

Good morning, Sue

Just what I needed today as I am making Christmas cards and thought it would be fun to use the ornament dies, perfect timing. This is a glam card. You are amazing. Thanks

Hellma said...

Stunning

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card - again! Think I might have to succumb to that glitter when I can get my hands on it - like you I am not a glitter girl normally.
Rgs
C

Anonymous said...

GM Sue
Rgs C = Rgs Clare W in case you were wondering - sorry - its early!

Ladock girl said...

Beautiful card Sue, you do make elegant Christmas cards, and I love the idea of the channel in it. Looking forward to Sunday's show. Linda xxx

Olga said...

The card is brilliant!

auscrafts said...

stunning card

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, simply stunning, your Christmas cards so far have been fantastic. I tried the pressie tree card last night is was easy to do after the tedious task of cutting out the squares and wee swirly bits (my description). The effort was worth it.
Keep the cards coming I love seeing them. Looking forward to Sunday.

Wilma

baconbits said...

Morning
Simply stunning, pride of place on any mantle.
Looking forward to Sunday.,
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

kelly said...

Simple and elegant Sue.
Can not wit for the show,
Kelly

nmty said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, and some great techniques. Looking forward to Sunday.

lv norma

zerena said...

morening, stunning card again, look forward to seeing your show on sunday. Zerena

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful, my multibuy dies arrived yesterday, not the same bauble but the longer one, and the pointsettia and flakes 3, so I am itching to get started with them this weekend, and this has just inspired me. Bx

Sonia Jones said...

I like this card but i don't love it...sorry. I like evrything about it except the channel. It will probably look better in the "flesh" though. Sorry again. Looking forward to Sunday though. Sonia x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I love the canal effect and the rock candy dry stickles look really good, also on the poinsettia. I love the holly border die-cut, it bridges the canal beautifully. Lovely colours too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Joesgrandma said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Colours are very attractive. Thank you!

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue. I have the holly dies & find them so useful. Roll on Sunday. Pat x

Victoria said...

This would take pride of place on any display! Lovely card Sue, with elegant colours. Thank you.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely card. Love the canal element - thats something to try today. It raining here in Spain but its sorely needed as we have haven't had a full day of rain since February. A real good reason to sit in my craft room all day.

foxyg said...

Love the card Sue. The poinsettia close up looks stunning

Heather said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card and yes it would look great gracing any mantelpiece. What would we do without Spellbinders?

I am feeling rotten at the moment so will be so pleased to see your smiley face on Sunday - can't wait

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful and would look lovely on my mantle, just might have to make myself one.
Happy crafting, looking forward to Sunday
Love Tina x

Christine Harrop said...

Oh wow1 This is a beauty. It looks so elegant. The glitter is fabulous. Christine x

hazel said...

Morning Sue another Stunning card, so looking forward to your shows on Sunday xx hazel

marg said...

Hello Sue!
This is just beautiful..thanks for the close ups... helps me see the tiny details LOL... looking forward to Sunday!
LoveMarg

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another amazingly stunning card. I everything about it.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love it, this is stunning, just my kind of Christmas Card.
So looking forward to Sunday
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, love the look that the 'canal' gives to the card and the neutral colour palate. Looking forward to the show on Sunday. x

Lin W said...

That glitter looks well cool,just like ice,will be on the look out for that. Thanks Sue
xxx

sarah hyett said...

A stunning card love the colours. X

Marianna Hammer said...

Yes, this really is a beautiful card :)

Karen R said...

This is a very glamourous card. I love every bit of it. xx

Cassieajh said...

Sue, back to white & Gold which are beautiful Christmas colours, looking forward to Sunday I have already set the Sky HD recorder so that now I have All the new release Dies & sentiments as well I am ready & waiting to start following you. Hugs xx

Pam Pope said...

Brilliant card Sue.
looking forward to sunday.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the gold against the white.

Clare x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

A stunning card, love the bauble, looking forward to Sunday's show. love Jean x

Clarissa said...

Has to be another favourite.
Clarissa.X

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Stunning Sue, again could this be a favourite, hee hee. I love this colour scheme for Christmas, its really elegant. Looking forward to sneaky peak and Sunday.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle (Happy2craft)

June Fletcher said...

This card is stunning Sue, colour scheme is beautiful

June x

Marion said...

Hi Sue another great card ,looking forward to sunday.
Marion

beachie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, getting ideas galore from you. Looking forward to Sunday.
Audrey x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

This is a beautiful card and it would look lovely on my mantel piece cos its my colour scheme for my lounge lol.

I love the stamping on the bauble die and your canal

Sue xxx

fame01 said...

well sue i have started my christmas cards a week or so ago , i keep pinching ideas from your stunning cards to make some of my own, loving this card to .hugs sarah ..xx

Bea said...

Hi Sue love the layout for this card - those bauble dies are such a lovely shape for using decorative ideas with the holly sets are favourites too.

Lynn Jackson said...

beatiful card Sue as always. Am counting the days off till Sunday, I have waited for your new dies so hopefully I will be able to afford them. Have a good day

Ann said...



Hi Sue


Yet another Stunning card love the colours you have chosen and the design is just fab.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
You've done it again. A beautiful elegant card. X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful clean and elegant card. For me it's a less is more and I really love it.I start my C cards again having caught up on my efforts for the charity I support and birthdays so I have more than enjoyed the Christmas theme this week. Thank you for the inspiration.
Janet x

Wedding dresses said...

I would name your blog the dreamland! While Santa knocks at our door just once per year, you blog is open the whole year – wow!

Rose in Chester said...

You've made my morning with this lovely card. Thank you Sue.

sandra collis said...

stunning card a always just love your work cant stop buying the new dies

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the colour theme.
xx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another stunning card the colours look good together and I love stamp on the bauble hope that is on your show I must get my xmas cards started lol can't wait to see you on sunday love lesley xx

kimberley said...

Another winner-counting the hours until sunday,take care,x.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,love love love it the colours
sre just me, will be copying this one
for sure.
Nancyd xx

hotpotato said...

Ooooo love it an idea to use so I'm going to print it off!

Wendy L said...

Stunning and I love that border. xxx

Anonymous said...

dear Sue LOVE this FAB-U-LOUS Expensive looking card.We are not worthy (she says bowing in salute)
so of course many, many thanks for this latest creation Mabex

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

This is a blog of fav cards lol normally i pick a design at xmas & make a batch but you have given us all so many ideas i think i will be making all my xmas cards different this year thx Sue cant wait til sunday x

Tracie Carmody said...

Absolutely gorgeous x I need to get a move on with my Christmas Cards

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card. Just off to my son's wedding but had to do a quick comment first. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Oh Sue, how lovely. This is beatiful. The bauble and poisettia treated in the same way would make make stunning matching gift tags.

Jackie C xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Yet another gorgeous card. You never cease to amaze me.

Looking forward to seeing you on C&C tomorrow.

Erica x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue i love these channel cards ,i really must have a go at one .

Will be waiting for you on Sunday ,if the weather is anything to go by you will cheer it up a little .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card today!! It is absolutely gorgeous!! I really love everything about it. The bauble, the bow and the holly border are just beautiful. I love the sentiment and the new glitter too!! The colour scheme is perfect. I will definitely be having a go at this one!! I cant wait to see you on cc on sunday. Love Tres x x x

sue said...

Morning Sue, love our card this morning so elegant in those colours.
Hugs Sue M x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, well something else to add to my wish list, the glitter looks fab, and the card is simply stunning, looking forward to Sunday. Take care, Jess xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. Must try this one

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
fab card. Loving the xhristmas collection. Hope your stand goes well
Born again spellbinder
NAdine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Like so many others this is my favourite card ( until tomorrow), I love the canal idea and the colours you've used. I NEED this new glitter it's fabulous, Sundays nearly here really looking forward to it.
Hugs x

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another amazing card - I don't know how you do it!
You're definitely inspiring me with your Christmas designs. I'll need all my creative cylinders firing though as I don't have all the dies that you use. I've been peeking at what's on offer in your show on Sunday - WOW can't wait!
All the best.
Sue

evis said...

Hi Sue.
You have done it again! What a lovely card. The card is so pretty and elegant.
Evis.

Jane said...

How very Beautiful this card is Love it.

Jane xx

Carol H said...

Once again another beautiful card, I will definitely try this one.

AnneRD said...

A really elegant card Sue. I hope you get some of the soft gold paper back soon, it is so much nicer than the glossy card. Anne

Christine said...

Gorgeous, with wonderful cards like this we all want everything you've used, if we haven't already succumbed! I hope Spellbinders appreciate the fabulous job you do for them, you could sell coals to Newcastle!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another absolute stunner! It looks so classy and expensive. Absolutely gorgeous.

guffie said...

Morning Sue yet another lovely card xx gail in eastbourne

Anonymous said...

So stunnning sue. Hugs Sheila.x

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Stunning and elegant. The holly, bauble and flower are grogeous. Love the glitter and canal effect.
Thank you for yesterday.
Looking forward to seeing you ?Sunday.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. Looking forward to Sunday.

martine said...

Hi Sue wow what a beautiful card xxx
all the best martine xxx

Margaret, said...
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Margaret, said...

Good morning Sue, a lovely classy card,Margaret T.

Oksana said...

Lovely card and colours Sue!x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card, I don't know how you keep coming up with the ideas. Must have this glitter. Looking forward to Sunday, but will have my Grandson with me so not quite sure how I am going to convince him that watching you is better than Skylanders, might be a case of one in one room and one in another.

Love Rosemarie xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card, ive used these baubles on alot of my cards this year,
Emma

Meandering Man said...

This is a set that I have put on my birthday list! I love the simplicity of the card you created!

Meandering Man said...

This is a set that I have put on my birthday list! I love the simplicity of the card you created!

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, fantastic card just love the look of it. Cant wait for Sunday, back to normality on a spellbinders show....:) Hugs xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Love the bauble and flower.
Margaret L

Mac Mable said...

Love the colours and just looks amazing, thanks for sharing it with us x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a stunningly beautiful card ticks all of the boxes for me.
Looking forward to your Sunday shows.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Felicie said...

Another beautiful card.
Greetings
Felicie

Bosquie said...

Another fabulous card Sue. Can't wait til you're back on Sunday, demo-ing. Not the same when someone else does it on tv. Look forward to Sunday then! XX

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

Sue B said...

FABULOUS Sue

Debbie said...

Amazing card Sue.Looking forward to the shows.Take care.Debbie x

gwen70 said...

What a gorgeus card Sue, it really is stunning. Can't wait for Sunday

Ayelet Barkay said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

Maggie said...

Oh my. This is a lovely stunning amazing card with so much interest to catch the eye. When can we have the soft gold card back in stock please!?
xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card absolutely beautiful. Not long now until Sunday got my credit card ready and polished!!!
Margaret

Linda said...

What a stunning card
hugs Linda

Meg said...

100% beautiful Sue.

I love the poinsettias in white.

Margaret O
xxx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card. I'm loving this xXx

Anonymous said...

ohhh... I think this one is stunning...

Val x

Yvette said...

Lovely card, first time i've seen your canal idea, i like it :-)

Sathya said...

Elegant!!! Love it!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful xxx

Jean Johnston said...

I agree. This is a really beautiful and elegant card.

lilygee said...

Yeh, I know what you mean about the glitter Sue and this looks lovely, can't wait to try it. A lovely card and look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
love lilygee
xxx

Angela A said...

Another beautiful card,this bauble shape is my all time favourite.

Ita said...

Good Morning Sue another elegant card and the colour of that soft gold paper gives a fantastic finish,I love the canel idea.I am sitting here feeling like it is Christmas my prize I won has arrived O.M.G. whate a fantastic prize fullof things I did not have, ribbons to die for , lots of lovely stamps,( now I will have to learn how to use them)distress ink,it is a very generious prize Thank's a million Sue.
Smiles
Ita

Kate's Cards said...

Not my thing, but I appreciate the creativity used in it's design and construction.

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
For me this is is one of your stunning Xmas cards.
I love it so much.
I am looking forward to watching you demo on Sunday with the new dies etc.
Hugs
Sue XXX

Laura O said...

So stunning, fab card love every bit of this card .Laura O

Lacelady said...

Beautiful, I like the canal idea, and that glitter sounds good too. Looking forward to Sunday.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Lovely card Sue, another to add to my list of cards to try for those special people at christmas.

Thank you as always for the insiration - looking forward to the shows on sunday.

Sandybee said...

A simply stunning card Sue, looking forward to Sundays shows

xx Sandra

Roma said...

think this is my favourite, love the glitter. Roll on Sunday!!

Lynne Sharpe said...

Loving the channel idea shall have to go and try this out thanks for the inspiration Sue.

Lynney xxx

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. Love the holly border in gold - I'm always tempted to cut it from green and usually regret it! Have booked my spot in front of the telly on Sunday
....housework? Pah!! Vicki x

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Stunning, elegant!!!
Beautiful card, colour combo and layout show off the different elements at their best!

I would certainly love this on my mantlepiece!!!
Have a great evening!
Lara xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the glitter it looks very glittery1!!!
Got my Sky+ ready for Sunday.

magpie said...

Whoop, whoop! This WOULD make a beautiful addition to the mantlepiece Sue, it's gorgeous! Nice to see white glitter that is just white glitter (& looks like the snow does) but then again I love all the tints of colour in glitter.....I'll just admit.... I love glitter full stop! Thank you Sue for another inspirational card. Have a great time at Kettering, no doubt you'll do well! Take care xx Love Karen xx

Izzwizz said...

Another glorious Christmas card Sue. I've been having great fun playing with my poinsettia dies this week, thank you for encouraging us to buy them lol! Maddy x

lainey said...

love that glittery flower Sue!! lainey x

Claveh said...

Lovely card, love the simplicity and the colours. xxx

Missmizog said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours, the dies, everything in fact.
Sue

lynda said...

Absolutely a stunning card so elegant looking forward to Sunday hugs Lynda

Anonymous said...

Another absolutely stunning card sue, patxx.

CathyinMN said...

Really like the nontraditional colors you used on this card -- it works really well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is a stunning card. I really like the white and gold together.
Beverley W

Simone Elizabeth said...

Hi Sue!
So classy this card!
Congratulations for this mark of 3600 followers!
Hugs!

snapdragon25 said...

Love this, especially the bauble. Thanks again. Hil xo

Anonymous said...

Love it Sue as always...very Elegant , love the glitter, can't wait to get my hands on some of that....

hugs...Manx Linda XXX

cats said...

Beautiful card Sue,again!!,how do you do it?!.Programs set to record on Sunday(my order has gone in today)

Christine xx

Christine Hussey said...

Beautifully elegant Sue the gold on white is stunning. Hope you have enjoyed your Friday, hugs Christine H xx

cats said...

PS will you be having any of the gold card on soon,thanks.

Christine xx

Carole Z said...

Sue, I LOVE todays card! Carole Z X

nikkib said...

This is such a stylish card Sue. I havent tried the glitter yet but I must get some as it looks so gorgeous..... looking fwd to Sundays shows..... x

sallysbitz said...

Love it Sue, as always very elegant x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue....stunning card....love the glue.....

Chrissie x x x

debs said...

Hi Sue this is late for me to be commenting but I'm sitting in hospital with mum but reading these emails are keeping me going I really love this card I'm hoping to have a go at this one these are my favourite colours. Hope I'm going to be able to see the show but I will be recording them.

Take Care Sue

Debs Artliff xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Yet another gorgeous card Sue, how to choose

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Deeville said...

hi sue this ponsettia is everywhere will just have to have it lol

hazel said...

Absolutely Stunning and very Elegant.
Looking forward to Sunday..Take care x

Linda said...

Such an elegant card. I love the bauble and the design.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Julie and Phoebe said...

Good evening Sue, we love this style of card. Simply stunning and we adore the sparkle!

Looking forward to Sunday's shows to get more inspiration and ideas.

Julie and Phoebe
xx

Crafty Mum said...

Hi Sue love the card so elegant as always, I can't wait for Sunday this will be the second time I have seen one of your shows & this time I will be ready & will record them so I can watch the demonstrations properly later. ( Things take me a bit longer some days 'lol' )
XX Craftymum

yorkie said...

I love it you are spoiling us with all your demos not found one I don't like maybe someone will get a handmade card this year
Take Care
Theresa

brenda said...

Another stunning card Sue really elegant. Unfortunately will miss your shows on Sunday as I am still away x

melody said...

Lovely as always, am loving the soft gold card so glad I managed to a few packs,creadit card at the ready for Sunday lol. Hugs melody xXx

melody said...

Lovely as always, am loving the soft gold card so glad I managed to a few packs,creadit card at the ready for Sunday lol. Hugs melody xXx

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Loving you Christmas card collection at the moment Sue! I can't decide on a favourite. I'll just have to have a go with lots & decide who's getting what afterwards! Don't think I can make a whole batch the same (like I would with wedding stationary) as I have to many ideas to limit myself :-). Can't wait for Sundays shows - I've just been paid! My poor credit card this past month :-/ to much temptation with all your dies & stamps at mo as well as micro beads, ribbons, embelishments etc... Gone a bit mad lately!!! What I don't have I've plenty of alternatives for! My study is overflowing with craft goodies. Think I'm a craft shopaholic! Claire xxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Another stunning card Sue.

Diana

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue.
Loving the gold and white again today. I must get the poinsettia ornament stamp set - I've already got the dies. The embossed gold trellis pattern on the bauble looks fab in close-up. The channel and the glitter too,
Not long till Sunday!
Sue xx

Vick said...

Love this card Sue, how elegant it looks xxx hugs vick

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a stunning card, love it x

Fuchsia said...

This card is really Classy
I must admit that a few months ago I wasnt really into die cuts much but since buying a Grand calibur a few weeks ago I am becoming hooked and its all your fault Sue LOL the inspiration you give us is such a help thank you !

salem said...

wow card love it

amelia mckinlay said...

Good morning Sue another beautiful card.
Amelia x

jordiegirl said...

Amazing Sue - brilliant idea.

Elaine said...

Wow I love this card, it's very classy
Elaine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous.

marg0006 said...

LOve the stunning glittery flower.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Stella Wright said...

Aother lovely card Sue like the Glittering effect. Hope to go to Kettering so hope to see you dem the glitter there x

Lenore said...

Sue,what a lovely card for christmas, this is for the family, this year. Lenore x
ps are you doing nec in november, hope so.