Thursday, 27 September 2012

Vellum Joy

Hi bloggers!  This is my favourite Christmas card of the past shows (well maybe one of my favourites, LOL)  I just love the mixture of white and kraft and vellum and gold.  It's just so eclectic, right up my street.  It's not traditional really, but it gives me the sense of Christmas in a modern way.  I started by stamping the large sentiment with a clear perfect medium and embossing it in gold.  Next I embossed the coconut white card with the new Holiday Magic embossibility.  (Don't forget to do your stamping before you emboss)  This folder certainly gets my choice for favourite Christmas themed embossing folder though, just love those swirls!  I matted that piece on soft gold card.  I came across a small piece of patterned kraft card in my stash (I think it may have come from the Tim Holtz kraft pad, but I am not certain on this).  I cut it in the shape of a tag and punched a hole in the top for my ribbon.  I used the edge of my scissors to distress it then I inked it with walnut stain distress ink.  Distress inks stay wet for quite some time so I just poured some gold embossing powder over the edges.  I used my finger to take away the distinct line of the embossing powder.  I wanted a rather random soft gold edge to it.  Heat the powder until it melts and you will see the gold with the walnut stain showing through too.  I cut the reindeer from the Frosty Forms set in gold card.  Do not emboss it however.  Cut a second one in the same gold card and do not emboss it either.  Since you haven't embossed it, you can turn one of the reindeers over so they are facing each other and they both look fine that way.  I did add a very small red rhinestone to each of their noses, I couldn't resist this time! LOL  Glue them to your tag so they are facing each other but slightly offset.  Cut your poinsettias out of plain vellum.  I used a couple of each of the medium dies in the set to make each flower.  Dip the edges of the petals in your clear perfect medium to get them inky and sprinkle with gold embossing powder.  Use your finger to remove it slightly to remove some of the powder to give it a distressed look.  Assemble your flowers using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and put a flat back pearl in the centre of each of them.  I had a piece of hessian that I unravelled to give me the jute string for the bow behind the flowers.  You can see the close ups below.
 I tied a few pieces of white American seam binding through the hole in the tag and spritzed it with water so I could scrunch it for a shabby chic look.  I pierced the edges to finish it off as I usually do.  What do you say, does this one get your vote for my (personal)Christmas card design for this year or do you like others better?  All for now, Sue x


199 comments:

Pam said...

I love this card, it is right up my street too. The little reindeer die is one of my favourites from the Christmas dies - no cpmplaints about this card Sue, just gorgeous.

Deborah said...

Wow Sue....this is simply stunning...I love the gold and white...the different texture's aswell...AMAZING!!!!!

Think about a Spellbinder's Channel Suee...it could be fab.

Take care now. Deborah.H. :)

Marianna Hammer said...

Good morning :)
Yet another lovely Christmas card. This year I won't lack inspiration with my Christmas cards. And I need to get started :))

Lacelady said...

Yes, this one gets my vote, even though I have never tried the kraft card - I must get some, you have convinced me! Missed you, big time yesterday, you would have had a ball with those little ones - all the demos seemed very samey to me (sorry Phill).

Rosie said...

I just loved this card on the show, so thank you for sharing it. It gets my vote, without doubt!

HiggiSue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue. xx

Bea said...

love the deer die - fab card

Karen R said...

What a diferent way to use the poinsetta - lovely card Sue, gold and white so classy

Linda said...

So very beautiful
hugs Linda Dekker

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue it is beautiful, but my personal favourite is the 'Happy Holiday' one. Edwina

Carolyn said...

Stunning....love the dear xxxx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, you never fail to deliver, this card could be my favourite too but then all the Christmas cards you have posted and shown on your shows are my favourites, just can't choose only one. I love the way you have used gold embossing to highlight areas very suttle. Plan for today is to try and make this card as I have most items you have used or something very similar. Missed you yesterday, Spellbinder shows need you.

Wilma

Missmizog said...

Fantastic card, another one anyone would love to receive.
Sue

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I don't think I could choose a favourite from the Christmas designs you have posted, all are fab! Love this little reindeer, hugs Carole Z X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
This one certainly gets my vote - but then so do all the others. But a Christmas card from you would be fantastic.
I missed you on the Spellbinders shows, i have never tuned out before but i must admit that i did - it was not inspirational enough. What were they thinking...
Have a great Thursday.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Marie Kennedy said...

Love the way you have dipped the poinsettia leaves in gold, very effective.

Sue Thom said...

Bore Da Sue. This one gets a first class vote. All the best

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - it's a hit and another 'must try'!
Rgs
Clare W

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Good morning Sue - WOW! Love the neutrals, the texture and the layers - this is absolutely stunning.
Have a great day - Sylvia x

Pam Pope said...

Morning Sue,
Another winner how do you do it?
Hug's
Pam.

zerena said...

beautiful and elegant. Zerena

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue I know everyone would love to receive this and I think all of your cards would be in pride of place , Thanks so much for you and your wonderful blog. Mabex

Bosquie said...

Love the colour scheme of this card. It says it all XX

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Sue watch this on the show
Hugs Dianne xx :)

nuttinanni said...

I like very much. My inspiration could do with a big dose of yours. Could be a favourite of lots of crafters, but then what card of yours isn't?.
cheryl

kimberley said...

Sue I think it is very unfair of you to ask us which is our favourite-you post so many stunning cards and i always think the latest is my favourite until you post the next one!!! anyway this one is stunning.I treated myself to the new spellbinders dies on c&c yesterday{thank god for flexi-pay}Phil is a lovely chap but he is no Sue Wilson.I think c&c made a big mistake there.Looking forward to Sundays shows,take care,x.

Jan.moogie said...

WOW WOW WOW Sue this is gorgeous x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue.....Stunning card...colour choice gorgeous....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Rose in Chester said...

I can't possibly choose - all your cards are lovely. And if we're only considering Xmas cards then I have LOADS of favourites. This one is certainly amongst them (and helped a lot to convince me to buy the frosty forms).

kelly said...

Another gorgeous card Sue.
Have a great day ,kelly

Anonymous said...

one of my favourite cards sue, love the reindeer, waiting for my die to arrive, hopefully any day now, looking forward to sunday judith x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is fabulous, love the colours, and if you send these this year, anyone getting one will be over the moon. Bx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet another stunningly beautiful card.
I love the fact that is NON traditional colours, it is right up my street.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

guffie said...

Good morning Sue & my fellow bloggers, what a beautiful card i like the mix of different media i think it makes it more interesting, i often get my friends saying they look forward to getting my cards as they never know what they are going to get xx gail from eastbourne

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

love this card, love the use of vellum for the flower, just love everything about it again. love Jean x

Heather said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful! The little reindeer are lovely I am waiting for these dies to arrive I have so many uses for them.

I hope you are recovered from your Ally Pally trip and found it successful.

I see Deborah has suggested a Spellbinder channel! Please! No! I can't afford it! LOL! But I could watch you demonstrate all day long every day! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

fame01 said...

hi sue and good morning all , i saw this card when you did the demo i liked then stunning so i went ahead and bought the dies,carnt wait for sunday .. bye for now .. hug ssrah..xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This card is lovely and I'm sure no one would object to getting one of them from you.Yo just couldn't resist some red noses somewhere could you ?

auscrafts said...

I managed to see the show with this card ,stunning

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This definitely gets my vote every time. It is definitely my favourite aswell, when I saw you demo this I was in awe, I loved it so much. The colours are amazing and the reindeer, especially with the red noses, are absolutely fabulous. Absolutely fantastic.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jane said...

Love today's card its beautiful, since I started following your Blog Sue ,you must have given use over 400 different ideas on cards. I think you are amazing, Spellbinders must be mad to let anyone else pre mote their product, You are the best demonstrator on the Shows by far you inspire use all.

Jane xx

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

The card is beautiful, elegant and has serenity about it. I love it :)

June x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a lovely card one I'd be delighted to snd or receive. I think the reindeer is my favourite die of the set and I love their red noses. I am amazed that the flowers are done with the poinestta stamp they look sooo very different.Although I love Phill I don't think he showed off the Spellbinders yesterday as well as you would have. Roll on Sunday.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Gosh i'm early this morning lol!. I just love this card even when I saw it on cc and I love making flowers with vellum I sometimes spray them with water once they have been put together and they start to crinkle up at that time I put my heat gun on them and they dry solid and can't be flattened.
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Seafield Jo said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, the flowers look fabulous. I love this card.

Jo x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
I loved this card when I saw this on tv. Seeing it in more detail impresses me even more. Have a good week end. X

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I do really like this but it would not be my first choice. You have set your self up,for,the bloggers chat... You crack me up

Victoria said...

Lovely colour scheme. The tag sets off the dies perfectly and the hessian behind the flowers is stunningly effective. Thank you Sue.

Janice K said...

I love the subtle elegance of this card. x

Julia Watts said...

Love this card - even better in the 'flesh', believe me. Love, Julia xxxx

Wendy L said...

Love it all. xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the Reindeer and the Red noses!
The soft Gold card sold out too quick so maybe next time...
LoveMarg

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another stunning card. Just can't wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow.
Evis.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I have loved most of your Christmas cards don't think I could choose an outright favourite but this one is uo there.
Makes a change from the usual colours.
Have a good day.
Lydia

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yes this is a favourite, love the neutral colours and the reindeer with red noses, lol. So many favourites, its really hard to choose. I will say all are my favourites, hee hee.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Izzwizz said...

That's an impossible ask - to pick a favourite! They are all so beautiful. I laughed out loud when I saw this card on the show, just LOVE the red noses :-) I think one of the reindeer is a little snooty at what the other is saying to him and has put his nose in the air. Anyway, fabulous card Sue as always. Maddy x

Evas Pyssel said...

Oh I just love the die with the reindder.This card is really an inspiration for me because I´m happy to have the die in my hand, bought at AllyPally last weekend. Thanks for your demos . It was so nice to meet you.
Lov.../Eva

Clare said...

That's one of my favourite cards too Sue, I love the deer die and the colours you've used.

Clare x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card, love the idea of the tag and the way the Poinsettias are coloured!

Joesgrandma said...

I like this one very much. A lovely Christmas card Sue

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue

OMGoodness where do you get your ideas from Sue?

I think this card is so clever the textures alone are fab
and the little noses of the reindeer a delight .

Well done again Sue

Elaine H X

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow this card is stunning and I think it very unfair of you to ask what is our favourite one!!! In fact I have so many that I want to try that when I go to start I actually don't know which one to try first and I am almost arguing with myself!!! Lol love lesley xx

beachie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and the deer are delightful. Every card you make is even better than the last, if that is possible.
Audrey x

Fieldsend said...

Certainly get's my vote Sue it is Stunning and if ya don't mind will be doing some of them. Yeah, Spellbinders Channel - good idea Deborah. Look forward to tomorrows card. Have a good day xx

Anonymous said...

I loved this card when it was shown on C&C - particularly liked the way you had added the gold to the vellum poinsettias as it made them look so scrunchy. How can we pick a favourite - they are all wonderful. I must say I loved the velvet poinsettias the most though. Looking forward very much to the Sunday shows. Yvonne xx

Crafty Lark said...

Good Morning Sue, Another stunning combination. xx Flora

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I loved this card when I saw it on C&C I have a reindeer die which is smaller so will give that ago.
Only watched the launch of the new dies, looking forward to Sunday to see what you have for us.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card with a modern twist I am lovin those little reindeer's especially the one with the little red nose aaagh!!!!

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sandra F said...

It's lovely Sue.
xx

jane said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card as usuall, I love the frosty forms die
and use it a lot.
Looking forward to Sunday .
Take care

Jane Llewellyn

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful card! I love those reindeer they so cute :)

Marion said...

Hi Sue yet again another lovely card,dont no how you do it.
Marion

debs said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card loving to colour I missed out on the raindeer dies but I've now got them on order. You are so talented lady you give us so much inspiration.

Debs Artliff

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue can't wait till Sunday to see your demo's. This card is stunning and i never thought it was poinsettias on the card i thought they were flowers, beautiful. I started to watch the spellbinding show but had to change channels as no one can do them justice but you, it's just not the same.Have a nice day. Yvonne D xx

norma said...

morning sue,
i love this card,
still waiting for my dies to arrive amazing how somtimes you get things in a few days and because i wanted to use them this week while i am on hols these i am still waitng for the post man
oh well need to win the lottery so i can give up work get all of the dies and craft all day long lovely dream best wishes norma

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, An absolute stunner I
just love it watched you demo. it
didn't manage to get the gold card
you used but I have something simmilar
will be trying that love the poinsettia with the velum done that on last years cards but had to cut them all out, the red noses
are great too.
Nancyd xx

Sandybee said...

Another great christmas card Sue
Love the gold and white
xx Sandra

Sonia Jones said...

Love this card and i can't wait to use my reindeer dies on it. it definately goes high on my list of favourites! Hugs Soniax

Tres said...

Hi Sue.What a gorgeous christmas card!! I love everything about it. I honestly don't think I could answer your question what is our favorite christmas card. So far I have totally loved just about all of the christmas cards you have made. You are amazing. I really love the reindeer but also I really love the poinsettia dies and the holly dies,and also that beautiful christmas tree. Your cards are an absolute joy to see and even better when we can see you making them. You are truly inspiring. You have taught me so much that I have gone further with my card making than I ever thought possible. Have a great day love Tres x x x

Vick said...

Hi Sue & Goodmorning,

Oh i adore this card i love the elegant look of it, i love gold/ivory and silver/white combo's they always look elegant and up market, love this hugs 2u Sue, Vick xxx
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hotpotato said...

Saw you make this on TV lovely card, must get the embossing folder.

Beverley said...

Beautiful card colour combination very nice, you make it very hard for us to decide which card to make as they are all always stunning.
thanks Beverley

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fantastic card. Love the colours. You are just the best in my mind. Love everything you show us.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anthea said...

Morning Sue absolutely love this card. Looking forward to Sunday as have to admit that I gave up watching c&c yesterday i just wasnt getting any inspiration or enjoying watching it. They definitely made a huge mistake not having you there. Hugs xx

cco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I loved this one when I saw it on C&C - I just love the deer and their red noses. Although this gets a vote I think 'wondrous Christmas - Sept 17th - is the best. (only my opinion).
Janet x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
I thought I was reasonably early today but already 85 posts before me...Well, yes, this is my favourite card....for today!!! I loved this card when you had it on your show the reindeer are so cute, you can't help but smile. Tomorrow though it might be another card, you give us all so much inspiration.

love from Jackie D

Maggie said...

One of my favourites too, although they are like children - you are not allowed to have favourites! So looking forward to seeing you on Sunday on C&C. Phil was fine but you are always Great!! xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue lovely card must try

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I just love this little reindeer. Will you be posting the faux etched glass reindeer card, I thought it was beautiful, but cannot remember quite what you did. I did turn on C & C yesterday but gave up watching. Some of the dies were lovely but there was no inspiration and they were not shown off to their best. I know Phil is a very good crafter, but perhaps not for Spellbinders.

Love Rosemarie xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, but how can you expect us to choose ONE design as a favourite from all the stunning choices you have shown us? Thanks for sharing with us. Pat x

Rita Smith said...

Another beautiful card love the flowers

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Like this card a lot, plenty going on but quite subtle.
Agree with previous comment, you were missed on the Spellbinders shows yesterday x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Your card is a JOY to look at (excuse the pun)and has my vote!!
Love the colour combo and the different card stock you have embossed and arranged beautifully!
The reindeer are so cute...even their little red noses!
The ribbon and poinsettia are gorgeous!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, fab card, love to see some different styles. Great to see you turning the reindeer over as im big into doing this to get more use from my die cuts.
The trouble with a spellbinders channel is that you wouldn't have time to make samples!
Emma

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a lovely card, so simple but very elegant.

I love it

Sue xxx

Christine Hussey said...

Definitely gets my vote Sue, I just love it. Great idea using vellum for the poinsettia must give that a try. Managed to see a little of the Spellbinder shows yesterday but not the same without you. Didn't buy waiting to see your shows on Sunday. Enjoy your Thursday, love Christine H xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

another stunner choose a fav impossible. Spellbinders without Sue Wilson is like morcambe without wise cannon without ball french without saunders lol im sure u get the pic it just dont work xlooking forward to sunday

bluebell said...

hello sue. i hope you dont have to many cards to send at december holiday time. you will be busy,but i am sure the card you have do today will be gladly exsepted by all. even if a picture on the computer.if i may say,i know you like your seam binding. i wonder what a ribbon would look like through th small hole on the card. maby you have allready tried. i have done a spelbinders card today if you get chance to look,after the comments on your blog yesterday,i dont fell my cards are to bad now. love bluebell-flowerwood. you can have a copey if you like,so print it out sue and you will be welcome.

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue. This card gets my vote. The layout and layers are stunning, the flowers are gorgeous and love the reideer. The reindeer die is soo cute and is one of me favourites from the Christmas dies. Still waiting for them to arrive.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Oksana said...

Lovely Sue! The reindeers are wonderful and this card brings some Xmas magic!x

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, all your cards are my favourites, can't just choose one. I agree with everyone else, Phil is a lovely guy, but not quite up to your standard. I just hope there are lots of stuff left for you to demonstrate on Sunday. Take care Jess xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Whilst I like this card, it is not my favourite. Can't make up my mind between Poinsettia Bauble, Wondrous Christmas, Happy Holidays or Shaun's Favourite! Having said that, you just give us so much inspiration!!Love the poinsettia done in vellum & I liked the tip from someone about spritzing & drying the vellum - must give that a go too.

Clarissa said...

Wonderful card. I keep having a favourite and then you come up with another idea. So this is my favourite until your next post.lol
Spellbinder shows arn't the same without you or Julia!
Clarissa. X

Margaret, said...

Good Morning Sue,lovely Chistmas card,and I love the idea of using the vellum for the Poinsettias, great way of using up my scraps of vellum,
Cheers Margaret T

hazel said...

Morning Sue this gets my vote love it. Love the reindeers stunning xx hazel

Fuchsia said...

What a beautiful card Sue
I am always surprised by how many different cards you can make and everyone is spectacular :0))

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, I do like this card. Love the reindeer's, but I have to say that the Wondrous Christmas still gets my vote. Really missed you yesterday on c&c, spellbinders isn't the same without you.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
yes a fab card , like the modern touch. Think its the little things you have done that makes this card. (distress and gold bits). I notice you got the red nose lol, i wouldnt be able to resist doing that lol.Yes gets my vote .Brill job well done
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue

This card has the WOW factor. I watched you demo this on C&C, I was very impressed then, but even more in close up. It's got timeless elegance.

Love Jackie xx

AnnR said...

Sue this is superb it is definately a favourite

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I am a bit later posting because been trying to make a card for my son's engagement ( on the 3rd one can't decide on a theme) lol. This demo was the one that made me decide to purchase the frosty forms set of dies. Every day I think this card is my favourite then you post another 'favourite' so I would not be able to decide which one. I only watched the launch show and found it very uninspiring so never watched any more. C&C made a massive mistake not having you on the shows can't wait for Sunday.
Hugs x

utilitygirl said...

Really love this card Sue. Still haven't watched the shows yet but looking forward to seeing them as soon as I can find the time. Thanks for your inspiration. x

utilitygirl said...

Really love this card Sue. Still haven't watched the shows yet but looking forward to seeing them as soon as I can find the time. Thanks for your inspiration. x

Lelly Jelly said...

......and that's a 'Yes' from me!
Nice card Sue

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card.
Perfect
Margaret L

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card.
Perfect
Margaret L

Kate's Cards said...

What a fab card Sue!!

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! Very festive, loving the gold touches round the edges.

Elly P said...

Stunning card Sue.....such a beautiful combo..

crafty hugs
Elly P x

Anonymous said...

love it all Sue can't say more than that! beautiful elegant and clean looking(my style of card).
Val C

SusanP, Kent said...

Dear Sue,
A beautiful and truly original card. I love the idea of making plain vellum poinsettias edged with gold. You have shown us so many gorgeous Christmas cards I can't possibly pick one favourite. I will say though that I've spent a considerable sum on Spellbinders products recently on the strength of your inspiring creations.
Have a great day.
Sue

sue said...

Hi Sue, I love this card today, simply stunning.
Hugs Sue M x

martine said...

Hi Sue what a stunning christmas card, i love the rein deer xxx
all the best martine xxx

salem said...

wooow card all my favs "!"!"!

salem said...

shows not the same without you

lilygee said...

I didn't recognize the poinsettias Sue - you have recreated them - they look magical. A very lovely card and love the tag. Yes, that embossing folder is great - and it looks good for non Christmas cards too - I have used it with black card and cosmic shimmer misters and it looks stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Love lilygee
xxx

Sue B said...

Morning Sue, I remember seeing this on C&C & think it is absolutely beautiful. I can't say it's my favourite as I couldn't possibily pick a favourite from your cards, I think they all have the "WOW" factor. I definately am going to have a go doing those flowers edged with gold, they are simply stunning. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration & just to add I creased the xmas trees on a scoreboard as you said, IT WORKED.

Ita said...

good morning sue I hope you are well today,this card is so elegent and classy,the gold is such a lovely soft colour ,and the poinsettas are stunning,It would be impossible to choose a favorit card as all are Stunning,I would love to receive or give this card
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
As others have said how can you ask us which is our favourite WE LOVE ALL OF YOUR CARDS, this one is gorgeous because it not traditional also I love the way you have guilded the pointsettias and used neutral colours,its all just goreous.
BUT THEN so was - Happy Holiday Shauns Choice, Present Time, Wonderous Christmas and Peace Just to name a few that in my opinion have been the best.
Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration you give us,Love BrenLel

gwen70 said...

Simply stunning Sue

Dawn Louise said...

Wonderous Christmas or peace are my two favourites of recent times. very sue Wilson, elegant, classy. textured and joyful. x I love todays card. the flowers are gorgeous and actually got to see this one on tv, a luxury mum gettin the tv for five minutes. x thanks for sharing

Vie Carter said...

Great card indeed

So clever just touching the edges with gold

Lovely

Vie
x

Carolyn B said...

I love this card Sue, it's a nice change from the traditional colurs. I'm a sucker for the kraft card and used it a lot for last years cards.

Carolyn B

sandra collis said...

loved the card the raindeer is so cute

Crafty Mum said...

Each time you have used the poinsettia it has looked so different it has made it such a versatile die to have, and the reindeer is magical.
XXX Craftymum

magpie said...

"Wow!" this is a lovely upbeat cheerful Christmas card Sue. Love it, it's so cute & stunning too. Soooo pleased that you gave the reindeer red noses! A great idea to use velum for the poinsettias tipped with gold embossing powder, they look gorgeous in red velvet too. No complaints what so ever! Never! Beautiful card Sue, as always!!! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration xx Love Karen xx

Claveh said...

This is a lovely card, I love the way that gold looks with white, lovely. xxx

Laura O said...

Beautiful card Sue,right up my street too.like the colours -perfect.Laura O

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
A lovely cute card that anyone would love to receive
Hugs
Sue XXX

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, yes this one gets my vote, this is really lovely, so are all the other xmas cards you have done,they all get my vote, they all come top of the list, well done sue, they are all absolutely lovely. take care vanessa x

Sylvie said...

love your cards i am a new blogger so i hope i have done this rigth

Dee Dee said...

another beautiful card, where do you get all your inspiration? luv Dee x





Ladock girl said...

Really like this card today, and I love the use of vellum in the flower dies, it gives them such a nice effect. Linda xxx

Lin W said...

Wow love the poinsetta is wonderful,will give this a try
xxx

lainey said...

stunning Sue!! lainey x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Love it as well Sue. As someone else said...We won't be stuck for ideas for our Christmas cards this year!!!;0)

Tracy Harris said...

Fantastic card Sue x

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue.

Another stunning card but for me Shaun's Christmas Card is still my favourite but this is a close second.

I agree with Lacelady Phill's demos yesterday did seem to be the same thing repeated. Didn't enjoy the show as much as when you are demoing.

Diana

Carol H said...

Beautiful card, ticks all the boxes for me.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, I love those reindeer.

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. This card is scrumptious. No complaints. Colour, composition first class. Thank you.3362Jan.

Lesley said...

Beautiful, what more can I say!!

Crafting Marg said...

Have loved all your Christmas cards Sue and today's doesn't disappoint one bit. Turned on to I.W. both days and what a disappointment to find that you wasn't demonstrating. Sorry Phil but you didn't make the dies sparkle, they actually sold themselves, for there to be a sell out they needed you there Sue to demonstrate the versatility of the dies.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This was my favourite card of all and still is. I love the vellum flowers and I used a gold dabber on the ends of my red card flowers. It is a must for me to do some vellum ones and emboss them. Thanks for this stunning card. Hugs, Carol S.xx
P.S. Missed you on the shows, so deleted all my recordings of them. Phil is OK but cannot hold my attention as you do.

brenda said...

Love this card Sue but also loved the Christmas tree from a couple of days ago, can't decide as they are both stunning x

Felicie said...

This card is so beautiful.I love it a lot.
Greetings
Felicie

Julie and Phoebe said...

This was Phoebe's absolute favourite card on the recent shows Sue, she fell in love with it as soon as she saw it. I must admit I do like it myself even though it's not my usual thing - if there is such a thing as usual with me lol. I'm glad you went with red noses - they have my vote!

Since watching your demos I feel my card-making has improved and Phoebe's have definitely improved. We've even decided to start our own blog, we've still to start loading pictures but if you ever stop by you're sure to recognise some of them :o)

Looking forward to seeing you on tv soon.

Julie and Phoebe
xx

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The poinsettias are amazing.

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Love the pretty reindeers.

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Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Yeh love this card - it definately gets my vote. I must make a start on my Christmas cards!! Love Sam xxx

Linda said...

Evening Sue, this is stunning! I love white and gold together and loving your use of the vellum.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Simply fab.
Beverley W

Planetsusie said...

Absolutely brilliant Sue - really great. The embossing folder and the way you have made the poinsettias are both amazing and I shall have a go at the poinsettias soon! Will have to get the folder asap.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

my gold card is on its way - yay.

snapdragon25 said...

Must agree, love this one too. May make a few copies once I get my hands on those dies...hopefully soon. Hil xo

Maggie said...

Was one of mine too....love tags on cards and who couldn't love those cute reindeer!! lol,

MaggieH :-)

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. I love the tag.

jordiegirl said...

Another beautiful card Sue

Deeville said...

great card so like the reindeer

Barbara said...

Loved this card on C&C!!! Looking forward to your Sunday shows.

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue love ur card its so different
hugs chris x

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue love ur card its so different
hugs chris x

hazel said...

It's Absolutely Stunning Sue you get my vote.
I made 10 Christmas cards so far and all are Front cards and I made the stands by using your card Tutorials.And i have to say they really work and you save so much card this way..Thanks Sue x

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Another lovely Christmas card. Can't wait for my frosty forms dies to arrive.

Erica x

Angela A said...

I adore this card.Bought the poinsettia last year but ashamed to say didn't use it.Won't make that mistake this year,got the the matching stamps this year.This card gets my vote but I like the tree ones too.

Marlene said...

Love love love this card very classy well done again sue

john said...

beautiful card sue i need to get on with my christmas cards so this will give me some inspiration x
debbie xx

john said...

hi sue
beautiful card as ever, makes me fell like i should start my christmas cards x
debbie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love, love, love this elegant card so stunning.
Where do I get the double sided matt gold paper/card.

Sue xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I really love this one, especially the colours. Gorgeous.
Managed to keep all my pennies safe for Sunday yesterday, no problem. It would have been a different story if you and Julia had been doing the shows though!
Sue xx

Meg said...

I do like this card but think the ribbon on the tag spoils it as it looks too crumpled.

Margaret O
xxx

Unknown said...

This is a stunner, it's one of my favourites. I really like the way you have used the gold embossing powder on both the tag and the poinsettias.

x Noreen

Abuzz With Creativity said...

This is one of my favourite cards you've ever done Sue! I just love it & will be making this myself (with my own twist of course!). Loved your demo on C&C on your first show last week. Looks really fun, modern & festive. Thank you again! Claire xxx

melody said...

Love the card sue, would be a toss up between this an the christmas tree, the soft gold card is really lovely.Hugs Melody

Cassieajh said...

Sue, I love this card it is great in white & gold, such wonderful colours for Christmas. Hugs x

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This post has been somewhat of a revelation to me.

Christine said...

Beautiful card, but not my absolute favourite. I'm still loving the tied together folder, so your 'Happy Holidays' card is still top of my list!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

AnneRD said...

Beautiful card, love the reindeers. Anne

Anonymous said...

WOW WOW WOW Sue Simply Stunning. Hugs Sheila.x

Yvette said...

Very pretty, especially the flowers, love the idea of the gold tips, and any use of Kraft card is popular with me :-)

Findtime2craft said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Hugs ............Wendy

Findtime2craft said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Hugs ............Wendy

lynda said...

Love it Sue just gorgeous Lynda xx

CathyinMN said...

I really like this card. The reindeer die brings up so many happy Christmas memories!

Anonymous said...

Just Love this card so much, have sent for these dies, could'nt resist...another WoW card Sue..


hugs....Manx Linda XXX

lorraine (classylady) said...

Beautiful card Sue, loving any poinsettas just now

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Class!

Stella Wright said...

another lovely card sue. Liked almost all your xmas cards hard to choose my favorite x

Lynne M said...

Love this card, the red noses are a great finishing touch. lol Lynne M

Jane said...

This is the prettiest Christmas card I've seen for a long time,and lots of inspiration too!!