Friday, 9 November 2012

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello all!  I found another card that I made using my taupe, soft gold and black combo (I did warn you that there were quite a few of them!)  I caught just a bit of the light on the far side so you can actually see the sheen from the soft gold this time!  (Couldn't have done that if I tried, mind you! LOL)  Although I still don't think this photo does this card justice.  I used vellum again to emboss the Holiday Magic embossibility, then layered it atop my taupe card.  I matted it on to black card, then left a large border of the soft gold card showing.  Using the Cosmic Shimmer black PVA dots, I gave my card a paved pearl border.  I just love the random sizes of the dots done this way.  For my focal element, I cut the Holly Motif out of black card and soft gold card, offset them and layered them up.  I stamped my sentiment on taupe card and cut it out with the Holly Motif die as well.  I inked it while in the die with a light inking of Black Soot Distress ink to give it a sort of smokey look.  I took it out of the die and nipped away all but the very centre area and layered it in the centre with mounting foam for dimension.  The final touches were two black borders from the Frosty Forms set that I added to the top and bottom of my card for interest.  I love those borders, so versatile for any time of year.  Not very traditional, but I think you may almost expect that from me by now! LOL  All for now, Sue x


152 comments:

auscrafts said...

love it,love it this is one of those cards that stand out for me

Pam said...

This is a very lovely card and the colour theme is a favourite of mine so you cant show too many for me. I love all the elements used today.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue, a really different Christmas card and it is gorgeous.x

Lacelady said...

Delicious! The only thing I couldn't reproduce with this one is the velum (note to self, must get some!)

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, Christmas with a difference for a special friend. Love this card.

Wilma x x

Sonia Jones said...

A truly lovely card. I love it. A Beautiful card Sue. Simple and elegant. Sonia x

Sue Thom said...

Beautiful card Sue must try this one.


Hellma said...

Great card Sue, i love the center piece.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, another great card,a very special one it is stunning
Have a Great Day

Patricia

kimberley said...

Another lovely card Sue althought I don't think my screen is showing its true colours,take care,x.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card and a fabulous color combo. I love those black pearls!

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Karen R said...

Really love this one, would love to see something like this on mky mantlepiece.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I love this border from frosty forms it is so pretty, fabulous card again today and another idea for me to try.
Hugs x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue,really lik this card it is unusual, but then sometimes that is just what you want, not everyone likes traditional. Bx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful, beautiful beautiful.

Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love it - think you have almost converted me from traditional red and green x-mas cards - it's another must try!
Rgs
Clare W

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love this colour combo, a very beautiful card, it would really look lovely stood on my mantle, lol. Have a great day today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Bosquie said...

Super combination of colours. XX

Heather said...

Good Morning Sue!

I have one word for today's card! Luxurious!!! Lovely I haven't used the border from the Frosty set I really must it looks more elegant on the card than just looking at the die!Nearly Christmas!!!!I'm off to magical LA to be with my family for Christmas - can't wait!!DIL says it has been 90 degrees out there so have told her to hang on to it for me! :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

fame01 said...

what a stunner what a great looking card love everything about it .. hugs sarah .xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love your card today, the colours are gorgeous and the die-cuts are beautiful. I would love to see this card in 'real life', I don't think the piccie does it justice.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Recovering from yesterday at the NEC Craft Show ha ha xx

nmty said...

hi Sue, beautiful card, love the use of embossing vellum as a background. looks very effective.

lv norma

maxine h said...

Morning Sue, I just love todays card, the colours are great and its soooooo elegant. I haven't used the border from my Frosty Forms set yet, but I'm certainly going to use it now lol, its very pretty.
Big hugs
Max xx

handicraftcrazy said...

Thanks for this, I was just about to ask for some samples using the holly accents and motifs! Wonderful as always!

Anonymous said...

love the card, really like the colour combo, i have got that boarder die but not used it yet, top of my list to use it now judith x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...Beautiful, elegant. Love it...I have ordered some of the cosmic shimmer glue, cant wait for it to arrive.....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Victoria said...

I love the pave pearl effect but I don't think I'd have the patience to do it! It sets off the design perfectly here. Lovely card.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Oh how lush! Gorgeous card Sue.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
What a great non traditional Christmas card for those who share but don't believe in our tradition. Such a lovely colour palette too.
Donna Jones

foxyg said...

Love it. The colours are incredible.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card, the vellum gives it a very elegant appearance, must try using vellum!

love Jean x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card again today, it is nice to see various colour combos as not everyone likes 'traditional' must get my cards finished as I start to post late November to spred the cost.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Christine said...

I like all the components of this card, but somehow feel they don't work together well, or at least by Sue's standards!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

hazel said...

Morning Sue another gorgeous card love this colour combination. Lovely layout and that vellum looks good enough to eat xx hazel

Lin W said...

Very classy card. love it
xxx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I love your use of that soft gold card and use it often with nice effects. Beautiful card. Xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card and the colour combo, but most of all the vellum. Must dig mine out and use it.

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. xx

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's a goodie! Like this a lot, Sue - think you're right about the soft gold card not phograph-ing to advantage; used these colours after seeing the last card you did in this palette and in real life - great.
Especially liked the layered holly motifs.
Thanks for inspiration.

'P' in Wales

scofessex said...

When I saw this card I immediately said WOW. A lovely card.
SC

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue A nice card but quite simple to do...even I could manage it! I love the colours so don't mind that you have a few more cards of this combo. Take care Love Michelle xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card, how I love the dots you do and how do you manage to get them so perfect ? The border is great, looks really effective.
Audrey x

Sheila's little Haven said...

Love it Love it Love it. Hugs Sheila.x

Sheila's little Haven said...

Love it Love it Love it. Hugs Sheila.x

Vick said...

Hi there Sue,

Well i for one love them the Taupe, Soft Gold and Black is my favourite combo, as you probably know cause i asked you enough times for the taupe and soft gold card lol!!! it's an absolutely gorgeous card and i love it, thanks for the daily inspiration it really must take you ages typing everything out and we all really appreciate your hardwork, i hope you kow that, hugs, Vick xxx
the-artful-codger.blogspto.com
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lainey said...

fab card Sue, love what you do with the PVA. lainey x

ang said...

lovely different christmas card angxxxx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

What a lovely, striking card. Love everything about it. X

Celina Dee said...

A real luxurious and stunning card. Simply stunning. Hugs x

nannapat said...

Very classy - lovely card Sue. Have a fab weekend. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Classy Card from a CLASSY LADY Thanks as always Sue. Mabex

Marion said...

Hi Sue like this card ,it is simple and not too fussy.
Love Marion

ellyscard creatief said...

Very beautiful card.
Gr, Elly, Roemenie

Anonymous said...

Love the colours you have used, especially the soft gold. I can't stop offsetting my die cuts now as it is such an effective look. I don't have the border die so looks like my Christmas list is getting longer!! Yvonnexx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
I won't tire of this colour combination its one I use a lot.
Love your card today very elegant and classy. Wish I could get my cosmic shimmer dots to look as good as yours.
Have a good day.
Lydia

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful. Very elegant and classy. I love the colour combination makes it look very opulent. I need to try embossing vellum again as it looks beautiful - mine always seems to cut rather than emboss! The holly motif makes a stunning focal point. Have all the elements for this card so will have to give it a go.

Clare said...

Gorgeous christmas card.

Clare x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue, aren't those borders just lovely and will be so useful throughout the year. Could just see them in silver on a wedding card. Thanks for yet more inspiration and getting us interested in using other qualities of card and paper. xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love this card it is different and I think dramatic.

gwen70 said...

Really beautiful Sue, you have done it again

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely stunning card
very elegant and love these colours
I have these dies so must try this one thanks again for all the inspiration
you give us.nancyd xx

Maryann said...

This card is just soo amazing Sue, really stunning work again.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the frosty form shapes, another for the wish list! Must try the Vellum too!
Love the Gold such an inspirational card to try Sue!
LoveMarg

susan ward said...

Sue, this card is fabulous really love it 'oh to be as good as you' one day maybe haha
sue xx

Izzwizz said...

Oh I love this one. Just gorgeous colours and all those diecuts make it look really pretty. Maddy x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the colours must try embossing the vellum.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVE THE CARD SUE HAVE A NICE WEEKEND

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely card in colours that are rich and elegant. Love the muted gold, opulent without being loud.

Erica x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue another lovely card im liking the colours that you have used. I just dont know where you get your ideas from. I think i will be having ago At doing this one. Take care sue.

Debs Artliff

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

I have never tried Taupe Gold and Black , must give it a go , bet it looks even better in the flesh ,

Have a great weekend

Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the taupe gold and black work really well. I have the holly accents dies so I'm definitely going to give this one a try. Take care, Jess xx.

hotpotato said...

lovely

Ayelet Barkay said...

Lovely card. I love this background and those black borders :)

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this soft gold card, but sadly can't find any yet,but will keep trying. These colours work very well together.

Have a great weekend,

Love Rosemarie xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love the card and the centre piece is stunning. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Kind regards
June x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue
May not be traditional but a super card.
love from Jackie D

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, I do love these colours today and a lovely card, altho as usual the paved pearls to much for me, other than that i Love it. Emma

guffie said...

truely stunning card Sue, love the colour combo it gives it a very rich warm effect. xx gail from eastbourne

martine said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, i love the gold card it is lovely to work with x all the best Martine xxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Yes not a traditional card but this does not detract from the beauty of it I just love this one too.
Margaret

catherine said...

This is so beautiful Sue and love the colour combination and use of dies
x catherine

dutchess said...

who needs traditional when beautiful is possible and this card is a stunner....love that soft gold card...having a crafty day today to get over my sore feet from this NEC.....hope you have a lovely day Sue. hugs xxxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Two words... absolutely beautiful

Have a good weekend

June x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what a cracking card. LOve the colour scheme. very nice frosty forms. Can hear the choir again. Well done .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Sandybee said...

I love the way you've doubled the centre die Sue, beautiful card
xx Sandra

Carol H said...

Great card just love the center piece.

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue, really like the embossed vellum in the background will have to try this.

Jackie Calvert said...

Oh Sue, I love this card, the colours are my favourite combination.
xx

Rebekah said...

I wouldn't have thought of using the in-y bit of the die like that - thanks for firing up my crafty brain cells!
Rebekah

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
WOW Love the soft gold with black it just works so well and black paved pearls another WOW!!! This is a really beautiful card.
Love BrenLel

Margaret, said...

Hi Sue,
Just love this card.
Margaret T,x

Margaret, said...
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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just love this card,
cheers Margaret T,x

Anonymous said...

Another Superb card Sue. Must try the Vellum idea. You never cease to come up with different variations of one die. Thanks
Val C X

lindyloo12 said...

Another stunning card Sue, I don't know how you do it, but am very glad you do ha ha!

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card today,
lovely
Margaret L

Jill Liddle said...

A very lovely card. Love all the colours used. Will have to try using more vellum. I've not had much luck in the past with vellum. It always seems to go wrong when I use it!

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Gorgeous card again Sue.

Diana

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another wonderful card the colours go so well together,glad you've done one with holly accents as I don't seem to have used them much so thanks. Hope you're back on c+c soon so we can all get our sue fix!! Lol love lesley xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, beautiful again, I must get some of the soft gold card,have searched the web but can't find it anywhere hope you bring it back to c&c soon. I also enjoy using the holiday magic folder especially on vellum as you have done today it gives such a lovely effect. Looking forward to seeing you again soon x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A classy, elegsnt card, love the taupe, gold, black combo, oppulent. Will have to dig out my velum, the embossing is scrummy.
Thank you for showing us how versatile the die are.
Have a great day everyone,
Hugs June xxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely Sue, I keep forgetting to use vellum in embossing folders - and I've got loads of it! Will certainly give it a try.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I love it Sue and it's a stunner of a card. It has a punch to it I love all the random pearl dots as well xXx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb card. I really like this colour combo, so you can show as many of these as you like.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

lovely card, I haven't quite perfected your pearl dots!!

Mol x

lynda said...

Love it has got the WOW factor very elegant Sue. Hugs Lynda x ps love the colour's x

JackieP said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, the dots are so effective, have finally got the hang of doing them myself.

Gail said...

Sue, what can I say another stunner! Love the colour combo.
I also really like the border you use, I think I might just have to buy that set.
Keep up the good work, I just love your inspiration.
Gail C. x

iggy said...

FAN DABBY DOSEY............love it........the gold does look 'posh' rather than mirror card gold which can at times look a little harsh if over done......love it....oh i think i already said that.

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card Sue

Vie
x

howdy said...

if i had a tenth of your ispiratio and ability i would be a very happy crafter!

Paper Junkie said...

Gold and taupe works for me! Love the whole composition of this card. X

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, another stunner. Thanks, Carol S.xx

cebelica said...

I love the elegant look of this card. So beautiful! Hugs! xx

Meg said...

Sorry Sue but this card doesn't convey "Warm Winter Wishes" for me.

Margaret O
xxx

tracy w said...

Wow wow wow sue
i love this one can not wait till tomorrow for the next card thankyou Tracy w xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card for today !! I really love it. I think my favorite bit is the main topper part where you have layered two of the the holly motifs together. It just looks wonderful !! I love your colour scheme too. Lots of love Tres x x x

nikkib said...

So different from the normal christmas card, like it... I do love the different sized dots on the background, gives it a lovely look.....

Gay New Malden said...

Lovely card Sue, and very different for Christmas or just to say hello to someone. Gorgeous

Love

Gay x

lilygee said...

Very nice Sue - love the embossed vellum
lilygee xx

Anthea said...

Good evening Sue, never said that before but just got back from the NEC so Im broke again now! Beautiful card love everything about it. Off to play with my new goodies now :) Hugs xx

Claveh said...

This is lovely Sue, I like the colours and the style of this one! xxx

Susan White said...

Classy and elegant card!

magpie said...

Oh gosh Sue! "Wow!" This card is beautiful xx Got to have some of the soft gold card, it's stunning & really shines......Just the ticket for the magpie here....!! The colours go so well together. Couldn't never get enough of them! The paved cosmic shimmer is always nice. A stunning masterpiece! xx Love Karen xx

Joesgrandma said...

Another Stunning card Sue! You truely are an inspiration!

jordiegirl said...

Lovely card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so pretty, love it.

Jean Woodward said...

What a lovely card, quite unusual. I also love the dotty border.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Super card, I have sat and done a few pearly dots on card while watching tv so it's ready for cards
Thank You
LIZZIE (serial copycat)xox

Ladock girl said...

What a lovely christmas card. Linda xxx

Jane said...

Very affective love the colour combo , purchased the frosty forms today will be having a go tomorrow .

Jane xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I always think your photo's are very good - in spite of you telling us they're not!
Don't think I can add anything to the elegant and luxurious that's already been used to describe this card - it's a perfect description of a really super card.
Have a great weekend,
Sue xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the background dots. Have the holly dies and never use them much, need to get them out!!!

Carole Z said...

A lovely, elegant and very 'different' Christmas card, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

I love this card Sue. I just wish I had your imagination :-) I am hopless trying to match up die cuts, lol. In fact I'm not even that good at designing my cards, they are always so plain. You give me a lot of inspiration so thank you for that.

Best wishes

Michelle E xx

Didleydimo m said...

Hi Sue. Such an elegant card and love the colours xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
What a strong and striking card how do you keep turning these wonderful creations out.

The colours on this are beautiful and work so lovely together.

Ria

melody said...

Great colours, that soft gold card is really lovely. Hugs Melody xXx

Craftychris said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I so love the border and it doesn't necessarily have to be Christmas xx

Deeville said...

this one is absolutely lovely well done Sue

Lorraine Thompson said...

Love this card. This is becoming my style o card now!!! Thanks a million

Janice K said...

A gorgeous card with a beautiful filigree effect motif. x

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning card for Christmas using such contemporary colours I love it.
I look forward to seeing you back on our screens very soon I hope.

I was at the NEC yesterday so was unable to leave a comment then. Hopefully you can come to the NEC next year. I've left a Christmas card with Leonie to get to you so hopefully you'll get it. I hope when you get it and like it.

Best wishes from Katie-Lou x

nuttinanni said...

love this one! can see myself changing the centre sentiment and circles to make hubby's birthday card. Was lovely to see all your pics of recent visit, november 11th soon upon us when we remember our loved ones who died in the war and others who have died so tragically in recent times. I would ask all bloggers to give generously to the british legion who do such fantastic work all year round. thank you.

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
I absolutely love every aspect of this card
Hugs Sue XXX

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this card it's so different from traditional colours
Jean Z xx

Paula Gale said...

WOW - I love this Sue. The colour combo is classy - this should be reserved for special recipients...

Paula. x x x

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Really nice Christmas card Sue. Liked it on C&C too. Claire xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

A lovely card :)

Margaret Taylor said...

love it love it love it x

Margaret Taylor said...

love it, love it, love it x