Sunday, 18 November 2012

Merry Christmas

Happy Sunday!  This one is pretty traditional considering the selection of Christmas cards that I have shared with you up until now.  Not sure how it snuck in! LOL   What I love about this card is that it is pretty and a really quick, easy card to make too.  The only part that takes any time at all is the poinsettia and it isn't too bad considering what kind of time you can spend making some flowers!  I started by stamping the Merry Christmas background from Justrite stamps.  I stamped it three times using a black archival ink pad on to coconut white card.  I cut out one full background and inked it with both Pine Needles and Forest Moss to get the shade of green I wanted.  The next one was cut out but I left the outer section off.  I inked this one with Fired Brick distress ink.  I cut just the inner section on the last stamped background.  I didn't ink it at all, just left it white with the black stamped image.  I layered up each piece with mounting foam for dimension.  I matted the back piece with a thin black mat.  On the edge of each section, I added Cosmic Shimmer black PVA glue dots around them.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding and added it to the corner of my inner section with a glue dot.  I cut two poinsettia sections out of red card and one more out of green card.  I stamped the sections with the matching Heartfelt Creations poinsettia stamps.  I assembled my flower, then cut the green one apart to use as leaves on either side.  I added a single pearl in the centre and pierced the edge of a white double mat to complete the card.  So quick, so easy and even traditional, who could ask for more!
The good news is we have a double lot of winners in this week's comment game since we had so many comments on Friday!  This week's winners are:
                                                         Jules Ireson!!!
                                                        Belinda Raven!!!
                                                         Paper Junkie!!!

And the winners picked from Friday's post are:
                                                       Suzanne Thomas!!!
                                                         Karen Lotty!!!
                                                          Melody!!!
Congratulations to all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail,com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x


139 comments:

auscrafts said...

this is a lovely traditional card

Jan.moogie said...

A truly traditional Christmas card Sue, using my favourite Poinsettia.x

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

Vick said...

Congrats to you girls and thanks as always to Sue for being so inspirational and generous at the same time, hugs, and have a good Sunday Vick xxx
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Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card, I love the traditional ones but I also love your untraditional ones.
Hugs x

Karen R said...

Traditional colours but a modern feel to the card. Love the stamping on this great card xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another must try! Lovely flower
Rgs
Clare W

melanie said...

Stunning card another one to try ,running out of time .Melanie

Pam said...

A lovely Christmas card Sue and very traditional. I love that poinsettia die.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....A lovely traditional Christmas card...I love it....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

jacqui said...

Yea for Christmas cards.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another beautiful card, love the Poinsettia. Well done to all the lucky winners.

love Jean x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, I like your colour blending. I don't have these stamps so will have to go through my papers and see what I can come up with.
Donna Jones

cebelica said...

I like the traditional look of your card. Beautifully done! Hugs! xx

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Beautiful card traditional Christmas colours love how you have used the stamps and the distress inks.
Congrats to all the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Julia Watts said...

Super card. Love, Julia xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous colour on this. Really surprised when I came onto the blog and saw how bright. This is definitely one I would like to get in the post.
Audrey x

kimberley said...

Sorrry to be the first to differ in opinion[but it wouldn't do if we were all the same]but this one is just not to my taste-don't know why but i prefer something a bit more modern.Hope you arestill having fun at home.i am just off to do a xmas craft fare so wish me luck!,take care,x.

lydia jordan said...

HI Sue,
Sorry this one not singing to me not sure why I think the green is too strong. Love the layout though.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Marion said...

Hi Sue like the card but not keen on the big bow .if any one wants the new book it is on countryview crafts.
Love Marion

Anonymous said...

This is a very traditional card which I would be very happy to receive but I prefer your more modern ones. Love the poinsettia. My book is in the post now so can't wait to get it. YvonneMayxx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue and all liking this card i like traditional colour. Im going to have to get my christmas cards done.

Debs Artliff

Joesgrandma said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card and would be very pleased to receive one like this. It would have pride of place on my mantlepiece.

ellyscard creatief said...

What a lovely card.
Gr Elly

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I really like all the Justrite stamps, I like the colouring on this card, it is very striking, it would stand out on my mantle piece.
I am slowly getting my Christmas cards done, thank goodness, lol.
Have a great day today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the red and green. A real old fashioned Christmas card with a modern Sue twist. lovely as usual.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Have a good Sunday.

Val in Spain xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a bit lukewarm about this one - don't know why. It's not the poinsettia that's for sure.

HiggiSue said...

Different Sue.... its a bit busy for me. but like the poinsetta.
Xongrsts to this weeks winners xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for reminding me that I have this stamp and not even used it yet! How could I have forgotten it!! I love today's card and am now off to dig out the stamp and luckly I have still a few cards to make. Sunday is my day off from crafting but tomorrow it will be in use.
Janet x

marg said...

Good Morning
Its white outside today with the heavy frost! so a Christmas card is apt, and the Justrite cards are just right, pretty card Sue!
LoveMarg

Victoria said...

I like this card as it shows how you only really need white card and can then use your inks to provide colour. Very clever Sue.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the Christmassy colours you've used.

clare x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, lovely traditional colours

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A lovely traditional card, I love the colours you can get with inking.

Love Rosemarie xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely stunning card, I love this card so much, I love how you have layered up the images and the distressing is beautiful, and the poinsettia is the most beautiful finishing touch. Absolutely love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Congratulations to all the winners, you lucky people xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the card .... I think it is the strong colours that do it for me! Take careLove Michelle xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one Sue!

Maryann said...

Again a great card from you Sue, I like the colorful look for a change.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners here too.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Yet again another beautiful card, congratulations to all the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

lainey said...

I love that pointsettia!! lainey x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely - nice & traditional! Love the poinsettia - I'm using that a lot on my cards this year.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the traditional colours. Well done tot he winners. Bx

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful work sue, I've been trying to get the poinsettia stamps but they are all sold out! Maybe next year :-) maddy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful. Love the traditional colours for a change sometimes.

guffie said...

congrats to all the winners, love the card, really traditional like you say, xx gail in eastbourne

Bosquie said...

Unusual card but beautiful XX

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, you've made my day as I was one of the winners today! Love the idea of using the poinsettia in green to cut up for leaves - why didn't I think of that?

Belinda x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Love the card the colours are very traditional

Congratulations to the winners

Sue xx

lindyloo12 said...

Traditional is nice for a change Sue, and they say a change is as good as a rest! Another super card!

Carole Z said...

This card is stunning Sue, I love all the 'different' mixes of colour we use for Christmas and then when I see the traditional colours like this,I love them even more, Happy Sunday, Carole Z X

nannapat said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful card Sue. I love traditional cards and this is right up my street. Pat x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card. I've been very busy and unable to do any cards recently s this will be my inspiration to get going again. Hugs xx

Lacelady said...

Not quite so keen on this one, but then you can't love them all.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A very nice quick card , that still has style .

Congrats to the winners
have a good day
Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, I love love love this card, im not sure if its the colours or just the layout and vintage feel it has. Emma

dutchess said...

lovely Sue simple and stunning......don't have this stamp but very tempted!....hope you are having a good weekend we have a heavy frost and a bright sunny day here in Selby so going for a walk! hugs

Didleydimo m said...

Morning Sue. Very modern traditional. Love the stamping xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card. Traditional with a modern twist, the pointsettia is beautiful, how clever is that to make the leaves out of on of the flower layers.
Hope you are having a good day, Love BrenLel
PS congratulations to all of todays winners

Margaret said...

What a beautiful traditional card I just love the poinsettia so pleased the dies don't wear out mine is getting plenty of use at present!
Have a good day
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like this traditional look even though the colours are a tad strong for me. Congrats to the lucky winners.
Beverley W

Christine said...

This card shows there is definitely a place for a traditional card, in amongst all our lovely more contemporary creations!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely traditional card, great inspiration. Congratulations to all the winners, lucky people. Take care, Jess xx

hazel said...

Stunning card sue love it love the colours and design, very traditional looking with the colours xx hazel

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue,Very traditional for you! I love this Poinsettia die and am using it so much at the moment. Made wraps for painted candles, tops on some plain boxes and and yes, on some cards. Hugs, Carol S.xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
A very traditional card for
you and i love it - i have been a fan of Justrite stamps for years and am so glad that they are going to be readily available in the UK.
This cardis so simple but looks like it has taken ages and then to finish off with a poinsettia just makes it.
Congratulations to all the winners.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today. I prefer traditional christmas cards. The poinsettia just finishes the card beautifully. I love the colours you have used. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely crafty day Love Tres x x x

Susan White said...

Lovely traditional card - I really like the layered texts and poinsettia accent.

susan ward said...

not your norm but just as lovely
sue xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Lovely traditional card. I love the poinsettia with the bow :)

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I like the traditional colours of this card :)

June x

Anonymous said...

Good morning. Would be so pleased to receive this card as it is lovely. Will have to take a look in my craft boxes to see if I can come up with something similar.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a different card for you. Like it a lot. Fab bow just tips the scales of loving it.
Well done
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Like this card a lot, great stamp, thank you x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful, traditional coloured card

Mol x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, very classy
Margaret L

sheila said...

Loving the traditional colours but the design is so modern

Sandra F said...

A beautiful card Sue. xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a suprise for today, this is beautiful traditional card, the layering is fab and love my favourite poinsettia, would not have thought of splitting to use as a leaves.
Ordered my book from Julia yesterday, so excited.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyoen.
Hugs June xxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
A very traditional card-especially for you Sue using the lovely poinsettia.

Kylemore Kards said...

Another nice card using the traditional Christmas colours. Love the simplicity of the layers and just the poinsettia to set it off. Thanks again Sue. Luv Hil xo

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A little bit different, but oh so pretty! A stunning card.
Sonia x

Maid of Kent said...

What would we do without the poinsettia die? It is such a useful die all year through.. Hugs Ann

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Congratulations to the winners
Although this is a very nice traditional card I prefer your other ones Mind you I wouldn't say no to receiving one like this! LOL xXx

Linda said...

Congratulations to the winners I am sure they will enjoy their prizes.

WOW Sue, I love it when you show us different styles and this is just awesome. Gorgeous colours and beautiful design.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Barneybear said...

Love this card Sue...thankyou!

Carl Clarke said...

Hi Sue
A lovely traditional card, I love the stamping and also the poinsettia. Congrats to all the winnders
Carol x

Marleine said...

Hi Sue

Love the layout and the traditional colours. X

Gail said...

Hi Sue, as you say traditional, I like it . It did jump out at me when I first opened your blog.
It's always good to have a quicker card to make up our sleeve for emergencies.
Gail C x

ang said...

beautiful card with gorgeous traditional Christmas colours angxxxx

tracy w said...

Hello Sue what a beautiful xmas card thankyou tracy w x

Sheila said...

Hello Sue, This card is just beautiful, I really love it. Sheila xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card so fresh looking but traditional at the same time. Another hit.
Hugs
Jan

Claveh said...

I love this one Sue, with all the traditional colours it looks fab, congratulations to all the winners this week! xxx

Claveh said...

I love this one Sue, with all the traditional colours it looks fab, congratulations to all the winners this week! xxx

Howdy said...

I wish my neat bows were as lovely as your messy bow!
Love the card.

utilitygirl said...

Lovely tradition card Sue, will have to come back and study it more closely when I have time.
Enjoy your day.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
For me this card is a lovely mix of modern and traditional. You really do design something for everyone when it comes to your card making.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

Heather said...

Yes this is quite traditional for you Sue! Love it though. I do like these stamps that match the spellbinders.

Marjorie said...

Another lovely card Sue - although I do prefer softer colours even for Christmas but as usual a beautiful bow and I do love the poinsettia
This is my first attempt to leave a message - technology baffles me!

salem said...

wow card

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,

Happy Sunday to you too.
I have a question - When is a traditional Christmas card NOT a traditional Christmas card?
Answer - When it's designed and made by the Amazing Sue Wilson. LOL

Seriously though, a lovely card in traditional colours, but fresher.
All the best,
Sue

magpie said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, so simple & love the stamp...haven't got it I must admit but I wish I had! Thank you (like Vick) for the inspiration & generosity you have & congratulations to all the winners on the comment game! xx Love Karen xx Have a good day xx

brenda said...

The poinsettia die is one of my favourites along with the snowflake dies, really behind with my Christmas cards this year, may have to borrow this design Sue as it is simple but so effective x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card Sue

Well done to the lucky winners

Vie
x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I just love the poinsettia die, it's truly beautiful!! Well done to all the winners! Hugs Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue. Love this traditional styled card and congrats to lucky winners this week.
Val C Xx

Su said...

Lovely card and the traditional/vintage look is great!

Su (Soop)

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Yes a nice traditional card. It's beautiful as all your cards are.

Diana

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Lovely...after the flight home it was nice to see your beautiful card. Happy Sunday

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
This is a really lovely Christmas card and the stamp really does do all the hard work. I considered this stamp when it was on the C&C but decided against it. Now seeing this card I'm wishing I had bought it.
Ria

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card i have this stamp but have not used it yet will have a go at this card Jean Z xx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I love this card and its reminded me that I have to try and get it from somewhere!! I remember looking for it at ally pally but only managed to get the holly one.I'm quite lucky in that I like both traditional and contemporary xmas cards!! I think I just love everything about xmas lol love lesley xx

Jane said...

Like the Traditional angle.

Jane xx

jackie cakvert said...

Lovely card Sue
xx

nutcake said...

Beaautiful card and love ponsettias. My favourite Christmas flower.

Hazel

Sandybee said...

Very different Sue but still stunning

xx Sandra

iggy said...

somewhat off scale for you sue me thinks.......though i do quite like it after a couple of looks at it whereas your cards usually jump off the page & say ME......nice one that made me think a little lynda x

lynda said...

love this card and very traditional
will defiantly give this a go i need some quick makes Hugs Lynda x

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, a bit more traditional. I love the piercing round the edges and the glue dots, always a lovely finishing touch.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Barb B said...

I love anything traditional. The whole colour theme is beautiful.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a very traditional card love
it and the colours are great.Nancyd xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, I do like all the non-traditional colours you've been using but this one certainly shouts 'Christmas'.

jordiegirl said...

Very nice Sue - rather traditional for you - but lovely all the same.

Laura O said...

nice christmas card Sue,love the poinsettia.Laura O

annemarks said...

Beautiful christmas card Sue : )

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Congratulations to all your winners! They are all very lucky & you are very generous! Can't wait to get your book either :-). I'll be totally honest & say I didn't like this stamp originally. Probably because I'm not a fan of the traditional Christmas card, but your colours & layering tequnics do make it look special none the less. I do love the pointsettia stamps & dies. I have those also :-). I have the reels of American seam binding you use a lot but haven't tried them yet. I'm not overly confident at tying bows as yours always look so special, but I must give it a try more often. I'm unsure how much to use etc. hate wasting things or making it to small!!! Claire xxx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Love the traditional colours.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Great card Sue, sometimes it is nice to get a traditional card.

Hope you are well

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love this stamp and it looks beautiful layered on your card with that lovely poinsettia and bow.
Congrats to the winners,
Sue xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful :)

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card sue

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful card. Congrats to all the winners.

melody said...

Hi Sue, any card with the poinsettia die is always a big hit with me as I love this die, an hoping to be able to make a few cards for xmas for my family with it if I get to go home soon, Thank you for picking me in the blog draw I think its the 1st thing I have ever won in my live, LOL I shouted out so loud the nurse came running to my bed thinking there was something wrong. I showed her your blog an she loved your cards an wrote your blog down to take home with her. Thank you. Hugs Melody xXx

melody said...

Hi Sue, any card with the poinsettia die is always a big hit with me as I love this die, an hoping to be able to make a few cards for xmas for my family with it if I get to go home soon, Thank you for picking me in the blog draw I think its the 1st thing I have ever won in my live, LOL I shouted out so loud the nurse came running to my bed thinking there was something wrong. I showed her your blog an she loved your cards an wrote your blog down to take home with her. Thank you. Hugs Melody xXx

Vivi Morais said...

Congrats to all!!!

I loved the card, Sue!!!

xx

Paper Junkie said...

Logged on as usual to look at your wonderful creations and found I was a winner this week! Can't tell you how this has cheered me up. Had major hand surgery a couple of months ago and haven't been able to craft for a while - so big thank you for your generosity. love X

CathyinMN said...

Very nice traditional Christmas card.

Paula Gale said...

Sue

What an absolutely stunning Christmas card - it looks so vintage and traditional - love it.

Paula x x x

Ajascha said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte, schöne Farben.
Liebe Grüße, Anja